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Janelle Monáe to star in season 2 of Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’


Joseph Okpako/RedfernsJanelle Monáe is returning to the small screen after being tapped for season two of the Amazon series Homecoming, Variety reports. 

According to the outlet, Monáe’s character is “a tenacious woman” who awakens on a floating canoe, with no recollection of how she got there or who she is. 

She’s replacing Julia Roberts as the series’ lead, but Roberts will remain an executive producer on the show under her Red Om Films production company.  Homecoming is based on the podcast of the same name.

Tuesday, Monáe shared the news with fans on Twitter writing: “Excited and ready for this wild ride.”

In recent years, the “Pynk” artist has proven her acting chops are Oscar-worthy: She starred in critically-acclaimed films such as Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Monáe is also set to lend her voice to the upcoming Lady and the Tramp remake and will next be seen in the Harriet Tubman biopic, Harriet.

In the interim, the singer will be heading to Japan this week in continued support of her 2018 effort Dirty Computer.

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