‘God’s Favorite Idiot’: 5 things to know about Netflix sitcom starring Melissa McCarthy
Get ready for the perfect amalgamation of romance, comedy, heaven and hell. Real-life couple and iconic comedy duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone star together in the Netflix sitcom series titled ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’.
If fans have loved watching Netflix comedy series like ‘The House’, ‘He’s Expecting’ and ‘The Pentaverate’, then they will love this totally new spin on the classic 'Bruce Almighty' movie. Set in today’s times and with a nod to contemporary issues, ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ is set to release mid-June.
When is ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ releasing and where can you watch it ?
The much awaited sitcom series ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ will be releasing on Netflix on June 15, 2022, at 3 am ET.
What is ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ all about?
The eight-episode American sitcom series tells us the quirky story of the mid-level tech support employee named Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) who ends up finding his real true love in bubbly and bold natured co-worker Amily Luck (Melissa McCarthy). What was supposed to be the most special day for Clark ends up turning into a weird day overall as out of the blue, Clark is chosen by God to be their messenger and unknowingly he becomes their source of contact on Earth.
Things get more erratic and chaotic when Satan (Leslie Libb) comes to Earth to find Clark as Hell wages war on Heaven, endangering the world's balance. Amidst all of this, Amily has to fight the battle with Clark against Satan in order to prevent an impending world apocalypse. Like always, the future of the entire human race is at stake, which makes the movie more enjoyable to watch.
The official synopsis reads, “In God’s Favorite Idiot, mid-level tech support employee Clark Thompson finds love with co-worker Amily Luck at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. Also, there’s roller skating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse”.
Who stars in the ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’?
The following cast members have been confirmed for the Netflix sitcom ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’.
Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck:
The Emmy award-winning star first got famous for her portrayal of Sookie St. James in 'Gilmore Girls' and later got recognition for the drama series 'Mike & Molly.' Melissa McCarthy will be seen playing the character of Amily Luck in ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’.
The other actors in the cast for ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ include actors Ben Falcone, Leslie Libb, Kevin Dunn, Usman Ally, Yanic Truesdale and others.
The story of the series is written by Ben Falcone and produced by On The Day productions. Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Michael Mcdonald and Steve Mallory are the executive producers of this apocalyptic American workplace comedy series.
The official trailer of the series has been released and is available on Youtube. You can also watch the trailer here.