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Oscar winner Sissy Spacek joins Julia Roberts drama ‘Homecoming’ at Amazon

Oscar winner Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter) is the latest to join the Julia Roberts 30-minute Amazon drama Homecoming from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.

Homecoming is based on a fictional podcast series of the same name about employees at a secret government agency who are eager to re-enter civilian life. Spacek will play Roberts’ mother. Podcast creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg will write the adaptation and executive produce with Roberts, Chad Hamilton, Alicia Van Couvering, and Chris Giliberti, Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber of Gimlet Media. Esmail will direct the two-season order show.

Spacek is becoming quite the streaming queen having previously co-starred in Bloodline for Netflix and the upcoming Castle Rock for Hulu. She fills out an eclectic cast that also includes Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James (Fox TV’s Shots Fired, the upcoming feature If Beale Street Could Talk from Barry Jenkins), Dermot Mulroney, Alex Karpovsky (Girls), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire), Jeremy Allen White (Shameless), Hong Chau (Downsizing), and Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies).

Spacek is repped by is repped by UTA and MGMT Entertainment.

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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