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How 'Homecoming' became the rare podcast that actually turned into a good TV show

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

There were so many ways "Homecoming" could have gone wrong.

The show - directed by Sam Esmail, the creator and showrunner of "Mr. Robot" - is based on the Eli Horowitz- and Micah Bloomberg-penned podcast of the same name. It follows the story of Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts in the show), who worked as a therapist for Homecoming, a program helping soldiers transitioning from the field to civilian life. Years after leaving the program, Bergman realizes she might not know the whole story behi...