'On Becoming God in Central Florida': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about Kirsten Dunst's dark comedy

'On Becoming God in Central Florida': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything you need to know about Kirsten Dunst's dark comedy

The first official trailer for 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida' is finally here after two long years of wait, and along with that comes the joyous announcement of a release date too! The dark comedy series stars Kirsten Dunst in the lead role and has finally been picked up by Showtime for a summer premiere.

Back in 2017, the show was slated to come out as an AMC production. But before filming had even begun, Dunst had shared with Entertainment Weekly, “We have to find a new home. It’s being put together. It’s so good and everyone just needs to make it happen now!”Also teasing her character Krystal Stubbs's evolution, Dunst had mentioned: “She’s [a badass], but she becomes that. It’s going to be one of the most fun roles I’ve ever played. It’s a great pilot!”

So now with the show getting one step closer to our screens, here's all you need to know about 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida.'

Release date:

The first episode of 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida' arrives on August 25, only on Showtime.

Kirsten Dunst as Krystal Stubbs in 'On Becoming a God in Central Florida'. Source: Showtime


Set in an Orlando-adjacent town in 1992, the show chronicles Dunst’s Krystal Stubbs, who is a water park employee trying to juggle her minimum-wage job with several schemes, making her way up the ladder at Founders American Merchandise, a fictional pyramid scheme like company run by a resourceful an called Obie Garbeau II (Ted Levine).


Dunst had produced the series alongside George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Initially, Oscar-nominated 'The Favourite' filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos was set to direct the series, but as of now, The One I Love‘s Charlie McDowell has been assigned to helm the pilot in his place.


Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Known as her pivotal role of Mary Jane in the first Spiderman movie featuring Toby Macguire, the actress has also played some incredible roles in 'Mona Lisa Smile' (2003), 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and the title role in Sofia Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette'. (2006)
Ted Levine

Actor Ted Levine attends The Paley Center For Media Presents FX's "The Bridge" at The Paley Center for Media on June 24, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

The American actor is best known for his roles as Buffalo Bill in the film 'The Silence of the Lambs' (1991) and as Leland Stottlemeyer in the television series 'Monk' (2002–2009), 'American Gangster' (2007) and 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' (2018).

The upcoming show also stars Théodore Pellerin, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto.


The official teaser for the show came out on June 18 and has since sparked a major buzz on social media online. Check it out here!


The makers have now released the official trailer for the series



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