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What to Watch on Friday: New Amazon series with Julia Roberts, ‘House of Cards’ returns

Watch Julia Roberts in the trailer for Amazon Prime’s ‘Homecoming’

Julia Roberts stars in the new Amazon Prime series "Homecoming," a psychological thriller about a transitional support center that helps soldiers transition back to civilian life. It also stars Stephan James, Sissy Spacek and Dermot Mulroney.
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Julia Roberts stars in the new Amazon Prime series "Homecoming," a psychological thriller about a transitional support center that helps soldiers transition back to civilian life. It also stars Stephan James, Sissy Spacek and Dermot Mulroney.

Homecoming (Amazon Prime) - Julia Roberts leads this new psychological thriller about the Homecoming Transitional Support Center, a facility that helps soldiers transition back to civilian life. Roberts plays a caseworker there and Stephan James plays one of the soldiers she’s trying to help. Bobby Cannavale plays her supervisor. The action switches back and forth from Roberts at the HTSC to four years later, when she’s working as a waitress and living with her mother, played by Sissy Spacek. In the later timeline, Roberts is hounded by a Department of Defense auditor (Shea Whigham) who questions why she left the facility. The show is directed by Sam Esmail, the creator of “Mr. Robot” and based on the popular podcast of the same name.

House of Cards (Netflix) - “The reign of the middle-aged white man is over.” This is a line from Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood character as she takes the lead in the sixth and final season of “House of Cards.” Claire becomes president in this eight-episode season when her husband Frank, played by Kevin Spacey, is killed off. (Spacey was removed from the series last year after allegations of sexual misconduct were raised.) Old foes return from her past to challenge her, while new enemies conspire to remove her from office. Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear join the cast.

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (Netflix) - Netflix also has this Morgan Neville-directed documentary about legendary director Orson Welles during the final 15 years of his life.

Into the Dark (Hulu) - This original Hulu horror series releases a new episode each month. November’s episode is called “Flesh & Blood” and is about a teenager suffering from agoraphobia who has not left her house since her mother’s unsolved murder. But on the eve of Thanksgiving, she begins to feel she is in danger inside her home, but can’t bring herself to leave. It stars Dermot Mulroney (who is also in Amazon Prime’s “Homecoming”), Diana Silvers, Tembi Locke and Meredith Salenger.

Watergate (9 p.m., History) - It’s the two-hour premiere of a new 3-part series covering the Nixon administration’s Watergate scandal of the early 1970s. Tonight, challenged by the media and the anti-war movement, Nixon takes a dark path that leads to the Watergate burglary. The arrests lead to a vast cover-up that starts to unravel. Part 2 airs Saturday and the conclusion airs on Sunday.

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