FRANCE-CANNES-FILM-FESTIVAL-ENTERTAINMENTAmerica's Sweetheart doesn't have to wait around for TV renewals like most actors do.

Amazon has snatched up Julia Roberts's upcoming TV drama "Homecoming" and picked up the series for two seasons, Deadline reports. Who needs a pilot when you've got an Oscar winner on board, right?

The project drew a lot of interest in early June after it was reported that the movie star was in talks to headline the series. She ultimately signed on, creating what Deadline says was "a very competitive situation" before Amazon got the rights to the project. "Homecoming" is just her second major TV role, coming after she signed on for her first -- HBO's upcoming limited series "Today Will Be Different" -- late last year.

Roberts isn't the only thing "Homecoming" has going for it. The series comes from "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail, who will serve as director and executive producer. On top of that, it is based on the Peabody Award-winning podcast of the same name and written by its creators, Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg.

Is it too early to start betting on future Emmy nominations?

[via: Deadline]

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