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God’s Favorite Idiot: 5 things to know about the Netflix sitcom starring Melissa McCarthy

Get ready for the perfect fusion of romance, comedy, heaven and hell. Real-life couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone and the iconic comedy duo co-star in the Netflix sitcom series titled God’s Favorite Idiot.

If fans loved watching Netflix comedy series like The House, He’s Expecting, and The Pentaverate, then they’re going to love this all-new take on the classic Bruce Almighty movie. Set in the present day and with a nod to contemporary themes, God’s Favorite Idiot will be released in mid-June.


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When will God’s Favorite Idiot be released and where can I watch it?

The highly anticipated sitcom series God’s Favorite Idiot will be released on Netflix June 15, 2022 at 3pm ET.

What is “God’s Favorite Idiot” about?

The eight-episode American sitcom series tells us the quirky story of mid-level tech support worker Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) who eventually finds his true love in bubbly and plucky colleague Amily Luck (Melissa McCarthy). What was supposed to be Clark’s special day turns into an altogether strange day when, out of the blue, Clark is chosen by God to be her messenger and unknowingly becomes her source of contact on Earth.

Things get more unpredictable and chaotic when Satan (Leslie Libb) comes to earth to find Clark while Hell wages war on Heaven and threatens the balance of the world. In the midst of all this, Amily must fight Satan with Clark to prevent a looming world apocalypse. As always, the future of all humanity is at stake, which makes the film more enjoyable to watch.

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The official synopsis reads: “In God’s Favorite Idiot, mid-level technical support agent Clark Thompson finds love for his colleague Amily Luck at the exact same time he becomes the ignorant messenger of God. There’s also roller skating, a lake of fire, and an impending apocalypse.

Who stars in “God’s Favorite Idiot”?

The following cast members have been confirmed for Netflix sitcom God’s Favorite Idiot.

Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck:

The Emmy-winning star first rose to fame for her portrayal of Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls and later earned recognition for drama series Mike & Molly. Melissa McCarthy will play Amily Luck in God’s Favorite Idiot.

Ben Falcone and Melissa Mccarthy on the ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ poster (Netflix)

Other actors in the cast of God’s Favorite Idiot include actors Ben Falcone, Leslie Libb, Kevin Dunn, Usman Ally, Yanic Truesdale, and more.


The series’ story was 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.

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