Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts Eyes Lead Role in New Drama Series From Mr. Robot Creator

Julia Roberts‘ flirtation with the small screen has blossomed into a full-blown affair.

The Oscar winner — who recently signed on to headline the HBO limited Series Today Will Be Different — is nearing a deal to star in a new drama series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, our sister site Deadline reports.

Written by Esmail, Homecoming is described as a political thriller that centers on three characters: a caseworker at a secret government facility (to be played by Roberts) her supervisor and a soldier. The project is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which starred Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, David Schwimmer, Amy Sedaris and David Cross.

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  1. Anne says:


  2. Paul says:

    She hasn’t been in many movies lately, will be nice to see her on the small screen. Hope she doesn’t “diva-out” like many silver screen stars once they hit tv.

    • Anne says:

      There’s very few roles for women over 40 in the movies. Meanwhile, tv is full of roles for older women. Great roles. It’s a surprise she hasn’t come to tv earlier. Actresses over 40 either come to tv or start making their own movies (both are fantastic options).

      • Paul says:

        I think it’s disgusting that there aren’t roles for actresses over 40, that’s not old!! Even if one is old, if they’re a good actor/actress, that shouldn’t matter. Always sad to see Hollywood is still in the dark ages.

      • S says:

        There’s plenty of roles for 40+. And if someone isn’t getting movie roles anymore it’s because they aren’t bankable which is strictly a business decision. This is more the fault of the general public who doesn’t pay to see their movies.