Cooper will play Leonard Geist, an eccentric botanist who is more at home in his greenhouse than in the boardrooms of the company he created. Monáe plays a woman who finds herself floating in a canoe, with no memory of how she got there — or even who she is.
Homecoming is based upon the podcast from Gimlet Media. The second season will deviate from the podcast and introduce new characters in a new story. The only returning cast members from the first season will be Stephan James and Hong Chau.
The podcast was created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, who also serve as the series’ executive producers and showrunners. While season one was directed by Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot