It's Monáe's first major role in a TV series. Along with her successful music career, she's putting together an impressive screen résumé. She starred in the excellent NASA drama Hidden Figures and Oscar winner Moonlight. Later this year, Monáe will appear in the Harriet Tubman biopic Harriett and a live-action remake of Lady and the Tramp, which'll be a Disney+ exclusive. Homecoming is her second Prime Video project after an episode of the anthology Electric Dreams.
Homecoming will forge a separate path from its namesake Gimlet Media podcast for its second run, Deadline reports, with a bevy of new characters onboard. It remains to be seen how many of the original cast will return to the psychological thriller.