Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts’ first TV series gets premiered

MNA Entertainment Desk: Julia Roberts walked the red carpet to promote her first television series, Amazon Studios’ “Homecoming,” at the Toronto International Film Festival, reported news agency.

Roberts, 50, is the latest major Hollywood star to transition to television, joining the likes of Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and John Travolta.

Many like Roberts have signed on to shows by streaming services like Amazon and Netflix, which are drawing audiences away from traditional television.

Roberts shrugged off the attention her switch to the small screen has garnered.

The psychological thriller, based on an eponymous podcast, stars Roberts as Heidi Bergman, a caseworker employed at a secret government facility in a programme called Homecoming that is meant to help veterans returning from war transition into civilian life.

The narrative jumps between the character’s time at Homecoming and a future when Roberts plays a waitress at a diner, unable to recall much of her time at the programme.

The first four episodes screened at the festival show sinister goings-on that hint at Homecoming not being the benevolent programme it purports to be.

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