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Janelle Monáe is set to take over as the lead role in Amazon's Homecoming

24 July 2019, 16:39 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Janelle Monáe has been confirmed to take over from Julia Roberts as the lead role in Amazon's Homecoming series.

The hit show, based on a podcast of the same name, saw Julia Roberts receive a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series.

For the second season, Janelle Monáe will be taking over from Roberts in the lead role.

According to reports, Monáe will play "a tenacious woman who finds herself floating in a canoe, with no memory of how she got there."

Celebrating the announcement on Instagram, Monáe wrote, "Excited and ready for this wild ride."

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Excited and ready for this wild ride #Homecoming

A post shared by Janelle Monáe (@janellemonae) on Jul 23, 2019 at 11:42am PDT

Yesterday (23 July), the first trailer for HARRIET dropped, giving a first glimpse of Monáe's role in the Harriet Tubman biopic.

Janelle Monáe still has some festival performances left this summer. Find out more.
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