Award-winning singer and “Hidden Figures” actress Janelle Monae is set to play the lead in the second season of Amazon’s psychological thriller anthology series “Homecoming” which again hails from “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail.
In the series, the actress plays a tenacious woman who finds herself floating in a canoe, with no memory of how she got there – or even who she is.
Monae takes over from Julie Roberts who toplined the first season as part of a one-year deal. Roberts is continuing as an executive producer on the series though.
It has not been confirmed yet who, if any, from the original cast will come back but Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Hong Chau and Shea Whigham are all rumored to return. This marks the first major TV role for singer and songwriter Monae.