homecoming season 2 director

Sam Esmail did a hell of a job directing the exciting first season of Amazon’s Homecoming. But someone else is going to have to take the reins for season 2. Esmail will not be directing the second season, marking the second big change to the show – original star Julia Roberts isn’t returning, either. As a big fan of the first season, all of this makes me a little nervous. More on Homecoming season 2 below.

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homecoming season 2

If you were hoping to see Julia Roberts in Homecoming season 2, I have some bad news. While Roberts will remain an executive producer on the fantastic Amazon series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, she won’t be returning to play her season 1 character Heidi Bergman. This is a bit disappointing, as Roberts turned in a wonderful performance in season 1.

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Homecoming Trailer

The age of peak TV continues with some of Hollywood’s biggest names venturing into the world of streaming. This time it’s Julia Roberts starring in a new series at Amazon, from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.

Homecoming follows Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts) as she recalls her former job at a facility that helped soldiers transition back into everyday civilian life. However, when she is asked to recount why she left the Homecoming facility by a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham), she begins to realize there was more to her old job than she’s been letting herself remember. That’s when things get a little unnerving in the new Homecoming trailer. Read More »

homecoming trailer

Homecoming started its life as a podcast, and now it’s an Amazon original series helmed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, and starring Julia Roberts. Roberts plays a caseworker at a secret government facility dealing with some mysterious goings-on. The series also features Bobby Cannavale, Stephen James, Sissy Spacek, and Shea Whigham. Check out the first enigmatic Homecoming trailer below.

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mr. robot ending

Update: Mr. Robot will end its award-winning run on USA Network after its upcoming fourth season, Variety confirmed. The fourth season is set to air sometime in 2019. Our original story continues below.

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Mr. Robot may be powering down soon. The acclaimed cyber drama has won USA all kinds of accolades and praise for the past three seasons, but as Sam Esmail‘s prestige series heads into its fourth season, its stars are suggesting that this will be the end.

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Homecoming - Julia Roberts

Homecoming, the mysterious new show from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, marks the first major TV series for Julia Roberts, one of the most recognizable movie stars on the planet. The new show – which is based on a popular podcast – just debuted its first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con International, and you can check it out for yourselves below and find out some new details about the series straight from Esmail himself. Read More »

american radical movie

Mr. Robot dream team of show creator Sam Esmail and star Rami Malek are set to reteam for a thriller for Universal. Esmail will direct Malek, who will play an undercover Muslim FBI agent in the adaptation of a memoir, American Radical.

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mr. robot season 3 finale

The Mr. Robot season 3 finale may have tied up plenty of loose ends, but it left us with even more questions. Where will Elliot go now? What will Angela do with that earth-shattering revelation from Philip Price? And just what is up with that end credits scene?

The third season of Sam Esmail’s dark hacker series hurdled toward its finale earlier this week, only to quietly wrap up with a return to the beginning. It’s not the promise of a better, alternate world that Esmail kept dropping hints of, but of a world that its denizens — Elliot, mainly — can strive to better.

But there’s another season planned for the USA Network show. Where can Mr. Robot go from here?

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mr. robot shutdown review

(We’re going to kickstart our weekly discussion of USA’s Mr. Robot season 3 by answering one simple question: who had the biggest mental breakdown in this week’s episode?)

Long after the final credits rolled for “Shutdown,” the lyrics of Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” echoed in my head. “Bang bang/ He shot me down / bang bang / I hit the ground / Bang bang /that awful sound /bang bang / my baby shot me down.” I say Nancy Sinatra (sorry, Cher fans) even though the version of “Bang Bang” that was played in this episode was the Chinese version of the song, because it perfectly captures the haunting, quietly tragic mood of “Shutdown.”

The gripping third season ended not with a bang, but not quite a whimper either. That’s not to say “Shutdown” was a bad episode — far from it. It was a deftly paced and surprisingly subdued season finale for Mr. Robot, a show that writer/creator Sam Esmail has built up to regularly shock and upend audience expectations. But there were few complex machinations in the season 3 finale. “Shutdown” hinged on vulnerable character confessions and moments of clarity, as well as a few shocks of visceral brutality that Mr. Robot has become known for. Instead of an explosive follow-up to an adrenaline-packed and plot-heavy season, Esmail went for a different surprise: that of humble introspection.. And damn it, Esmail did it again.

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‘Mr. Robot’ Season 4 Ordered by USA

mr. robot season 4

The revolution isn’t over yet. USA Network announced that Mr. Robot has been renewed for a fourth season, shortly before its third season finale airs.

This renewal comes on the tail of the most invigorating season of the grim hacker show yet and star Christian Slater‘s third nomination for a Golden Globe for his work as the title character.

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