Alex Karpovsky cast alongside Julia Roberts in Homecoming

“Girls” star Alex Karpovsky has nabbed a regular role in Amazon series “Homecoming”, starring alongside Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale and Stephan James. The half-hour drama has been given a two-season straight to series order at Amazon, and is created by Universal Cable Productions.

According to the Deadline report, “Homecoming” is based on Gimlet Media’s breakout fictional podcast and is a psychological thriller that centers on Heidi (Roberts), a caseworker at a secret government facility, and a soldier (James) eager to rejoin civilian life. It’s been written by the podcast’s creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg.

Karpovsky will play Craig, who works at the Homecoming facility and helps coach the clients through various real-life scenarios using improvisation as part of their rehabilitation into civilian life. He’s often frustrated when the clients don’t take the process seriously, but he’s excited to finally put his three years of improv training to use.

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