July 24, 2019 at 1:15 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Janelle Monáe cast in Amazon’s ‘Homecoming’ season two

Janelle Monáe (Screenshot via YouTube)

Janelle Monáe will replace Julia Roberts in season two of Amazon’s psychological thriller series “Homecoming.”

According to Deadline, Monáe will portray a woman who wakes up in a canoe with no memory of who she is or how she got there.

“Excited and ready for this wild ride,” Monáe posted on Instagram about the news.

Roberts was the star of the series’ freshman season, which was based on Gimlet Media’s podcast of the same name, but had only committed to a one-year deal. She will continue on as executive producer of the series alongside “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail.

Monáe has appeared in the award-winning films “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight.”

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