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  • Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 9:52AM EST
    • Julia Roberts won't return for Homecoming Season 2
      Source: The Hollywood Reporter

      Roberts will continue to serve as executive producer but she won't be in front of the camera for the second season of the Amazon podcast-based series, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which adds that Roberts only committed to starring on Homecoming for one season. Roberts had been coy about returning for Season 2 in interviews last fall, opting not to confirm or deny her return. It's not clear if any other of Homecoming's Season 1 stars will also exit for Season 2, but there is still a possibility that Roberts could drop in for a cameo in Season 2.

      # TOPICS: Homecoming, Amazon, Julia Roberts, Sam Esmail

    • Netflix's Travelers production company apologizes for using footage from a real Canadian train disaster
      Source: The Washington Post

      The Canadian-American time-travel sci-fi drama was recently found to have used footage from the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster that killed 47 people in 2013 in an episode's depiction of a newscast about a nuclear bomb going off in London. On Monday, Peacock Alley Entertainment, the Toronto-based production company behind the series, apologized and said they would be “replacing the footage in the show," which it said was purchased from an archival footage service. “We sincerely apologize and had no intention to dishonour the tragic events of 2013,” Carrie Mudd, president of Peacock Alley Entertainment, said in a statement sent to The Washington Post via a Netflix representative.

      # TOPICS: Travelers, Netflix

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