A TV show based on the incredibly popular 'Homecoming' podcast is coming to Amazon Prime Video. The man behind it is Sam Esmail, who also created the Amazon series 'Mr. Robot'.
The podcast is a psychological thriller, and features the voice acting of Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener and David Schwimmer. The TV adaptation will star Julia Roberts in her first TV role.
Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg – who created the podcast – will executive produce the series as well as write it.
The company behind the podcast is called Gimlet Media, which is widely regarded as one of the most innovative podcast creators around. It's not Gimlet's first TV series – it sold a Zach Braff-directed pilot based on the comedy podcast 'Start Up' to ABC last August . This was commissioned to a full series in May.
Amazon's original TV series have impressed, with 'The Man in the High Castle' and the aforementioned 'Mr. Robot' being critically acclaimed. It also has the first series of superhero comedy 'The Tick' premiering next month. Here's the trailer.
However, Amazon hasn't matched the success of Netflix, whose shows like 'Stranger Things' and 'Orange is the New Black' have won over viewers and critics alike. They also led Netflix to an unprecedented 91 Emmy award nominations recently.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter