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Janelle Monae is set to replace Julia Roberts in season two of Amazon’s hit show Homecoming

Janelle Monae is set to replace Julia Roberts in season two of Amazon’s hit show Homecoming

She’s known for her vocal prowess.

But Janelle Monae is turning her talents toward acting with the lead role in Amazon’s hit show Homecoming, according to E! News.

The 33-year-old singing sensation will portray a ‘tenacious woman’ and replace Julia Roberts as the starring character.

Star power: Janelle Monae is turning her talents toward acting with the lead role in Amazon's hit show Homecoming, according to E! News; seen in June

Star power: Janelle Monae is turning her talents toward acting with the lead role in Amazon’s hit show Homecoming, according to E! News; seen in June

Monae’s character finds herself floating in a canoe with no recollection about who she is or how she got there. 

Julia starred as Heidi Bergman in the original series which was based on the podcast of the same name.

Her character worked at Homecoming, a facility which helped ease soldiers transitioning back into civilian life.

All was not what it seemed at the center, as doctors performed experiments on the servicemen and women in hopes of removing their traumatic experiences from their memories so that the veterans could return to service. 

New role: The 33-year-old singing sensation will portray a 'tenacious woman' and replace Julia Roberts as the starring character; seen in October

New role: The 33-year-old singing sensation will portray a ‘tenacious woman’ and replace Julia Roberts as the starring character; seen in October

Yikes! Julia starred as Heidi Bergman in the original series which was based on the podcast of the same name

Yikes! Julia starred as Heidi Bergman in the original series which was based on the podcast of the same name

While Roberts steps down from her leading role, she will stay on to executive produce the second season. 

It’s still unknown who will be returning from the original cast, which included heavy-hitters: Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky and Sissy Spacek. 

The streaming giant will release more information about the upcoming season ‘at a later date.’

Janelle released her third studio album — Dirty Computer — in April 2018 and has a slew of acting roles in the works for the coming year, including: Harriet, Lady and the Tramp and The Glorias: A Life on the Road.

Power player: Janelle released her third studio album ¿ Dirty Computer ¿ in April 2018 and has a slew of acting roles in the works for the coming year, including: Harriet, Lady and the Tramp and The Glorias: A Life on the Road; seen in 2018

Power player: Janelle released her third studio album — Dirty Computer — in April 2018 and has a slew of acting roles in the works for the coming year, including: Harriet, Lady and the Tramp and The Glorias: A Life on the Road; seen in 2018

 

Daily Mail UK

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