Amazon Studios used their panel at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con to announce the premiere dates for Homecoming (November 2) and Lore season two (October 19). The panel also revealed Oscar winner Frances McDormand will provide the voice of God in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens. Not to be outdone, Jack Ryan also shared a major casting announcement, confirming Noomi Rapace is coming on board the second season of the action series starring John Krasinski.
The panel also debuted new trailers for Homecoming and for Lore‘s second season, as well as behind the scenes videos from Good Omens and The Tick. The cast of The Expanse, recently picked up by Amazon Studios after being canceled by Syfy, thanked fans for their support in a special video that premiered at Comic Con.
For those who weren’t lucky enough to be in San Diego for the annual sold-out pop culture convention, Amazon brought the videos online for everyone to check out.
Homecoming is a mind-bending psychological thriller starring Julia Roberts and directed by Sam Esmail (creator of Mr. Robot). Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Walter Cruz (Stephan James) is one of these soldiers, eager to begin the next phase of his life. Overseeing Heidi and the facility is Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale), an ambitious company man whose manic demands point to questionable motives.
Four years later, Heidi has started a new life, living with her mother (Sissy Spacek) and working as a small-town waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) comes to her with questions about why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi begins to realize that there’s a whole other story behind the story she’s been telling herself.
Noomi Rapace will play Harriet “Harry” Baumann, a highly capable, sharply intelligent and intoxicatingly charming BND agent (Germany’s Secret Intelligence) who crosses paths with Jack Ryan in South America in season two.
Amazon will debut Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, co-produced by Paramount Television and Skydance Television, August 31st on Amazon Prime Video. The series is a reinvention with a modern sensibility of the unexpected Tom Clancy hero. It centers on Jack Ryan; an up-and-coming CIA analyst thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time.
The series follows the titular character as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale. The one-hour, eight-episode dramatic series stars John Krasinski as Jack Ryan, as well as Wendell Pierce as James Greer and Abbie Cornish as Cathy Mueller.
From Executive Producers Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gale Anne Hurd, Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci, as well as showrunner Sean Crouch, Lore explores the real-life frightening and disturbing tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends. Season two will feature new tales from the podcast, as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form, and will star new cast members. The hybrid series will continue to feature narration, archive footage and animation to complement the filmed segments.
Frances McDormand, Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress, will lend her voice to the series as “the voice of God.”
The End of the World is coming, which means a fussy Angel and a loose-living Demon who’ve become overly fond of life on Earth are forced to form an unlikely alliance to stop Armageddon. But they have lost the Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy unaware he’s meant to bring upon the end of days, forcing them to embark on an adventure to find him and save the world before it’s too late.
The Expanse is based on the popular science fiction novels by James S. A. Corey and was co-created and written by Academy Award nominees Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. The cast of The Expanse includes three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane, Oscar-nominee Shohreh Asgdashloo and Steven Strait.
The Tick – Season Two:
In the first season of The Tick, we find a world where superheroes and villains have been real for decades. Arthur, an unassuming accountant with no superpowers, becomes embroiled in the middle of the battle between good and evil. When he realizes that his city is owned by a global supervillain who was long thought to be dead, he struggles to uncover the conspiracy. As he becomes obsessed with the conspiracy, most people think he’s crazy. One person who believes Arthur is a mysterious new ally, The Tick, who is a bizarre blue superhero who may just be a figment of Arthur’s imagination.