We all love a good comedy show. One of the best ways to unwind after a long day at work is to sit back, relax, and have a hearty laugh. It’s even better when the show takes an otherwise mundane workplace and turns it into something hilarious. Therefore shows how The office, Supermarket, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 rocksand more will laugh a lot and now, God’s favorite idiot will join this list.
God’s favorite idiot tells the story of Clark, a middle-class technical support worker whose ordinary life revolves around going to the sauna with his father, caring for his cats and longing for his colleague Amily. But things get interesting for Clark when he is struck by lightning and suddenly develops the ability to glow. Everyone around him believes his newfound abilities are related to God, and this is confirmed when an angel informs Clark that he will be God’s messenger and his mission is to prevent the apocalypse.
Netflix placed a 16-episode order for the show in December 2020. The show was created by Ben Falconeand he’s on the show with his wife, Melissa McCarthy. The duo also serve as executive producers on the show through their film production company On the Day Productions. Steve Mallory is also incidentally credited as one of the show’s executive producers Michael McDonald, who also directs. McDonald had previously worked with Falcone and McCarthy on the 2018 comedy series. No one. God’s favorite idiot stars Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Rachel Romahn, Denise Robertsand Leslie Bibb.
Filming for the first eight episodes began in March 2021 in Byron Bay and Ballina in northern New South Wales and finished in early June 2021. The next eight episodes will be filmed at a later date. Excited about the new comedy series? From the release date to the streaming details, here’s everything we know about so far God’s favorite idiot.
What is “God’s Favorite Idiot” about?
The official synopsis of God’s favorite idiot read,
“Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) is a mid-level technical support clerk who goes to the sauna with his father Gene (Kevin Dunn), pines for his colleague Amily (Melissa McCarthy) and loves his cats realize that this is no ordinary day at the office and that God has bigger plans for him. Clark can’t save humanity alone, he must bring together his band of unlikely colleagues, his longtime crush Amily and Angelic Allies, to outwit Satan himself (Leslie Bibb). Together, they’re just a bunch of average people coming together for the common good, because after all, you can’t save the world alone.”
Netflix has released the official trailer for God’s favorite idiot on May 6, 2022. The trailer begins with Amily running into the office to share that she saw something crazy the previous night. She explains that although she uses drugs, she was not under the influence of anything when she witnessed what she saw. We are then shown Clark walking down the street when suddenly the sky opens up and lightning strikes him squarely. Clark then attends a dinner with Amily and it is revealed what Amily saw that upset her: Clark is now beaming.
This is the age of social media, so of course Clark is going viral, racking up millions of views because of his bright new look. Some people aren’t so happy with Clark’s shine and we see him hiding from people who object to him. His peers suggest his glow has a religious aspect, pointing out that God would choose someone like Clark, simple and sweet, to work for him. Clark rebuffs her, claiming to be nervous, but with a clip of him petting his cat, Skittles says otherwise. The religious claims are proven true when we see an angel descend from heaven to tell Clark that he has been chosen by God to help the world, but Clark is unwilling to take on this very important task.
We see the four horsemen of the apocalypse and the devil on a motorcycle, so we expect a ride from hell God’s favorite idiot.
When will God’s favorite idiot be released?
God’s favorite idiot will be released on Wednesday 15 June 2022.
Where to Stream God’s Favorite Idiot
You can stream God’s favorite idiot on Netflix on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. If you don’t have Netflix, you can sign up for the Basic, Standard, or Premium plans for $9.99, $15.99, and $19.99, respectively.
How many episodes does God’s favorite idiot have?
God’s favorite idiot will have eight episodes. It is not yet known when the next eight episodes will appear.
Who is in the cast of God’s Favorite Idiot?
God’s favorite idiot Stars Ben Falcone and his wife Melissa McCarthy. Falcone is known for his roles in comedy films such as What to expect when you are pregnant (2012) and Enough said (2013). McCarthy first rose to prominence for her role as Sookie on the drama comedy series. Gilmore Girls (2000 – 2007). Since then she has starred in several comedy films such as bridesmaids (2011) and identity thief (2013) and has received numerous awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and nominations for Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
This isn’t the first time the duo have come together to create comedy. In 2014, Falcone made his directorial debut with the road comedy film 2014. tammy, which he co-wrote with McCarthy. Falcone also co-wrote, directed and produced a number of films with McCarthy, such as The boss (2016), life of the party (2016), superintelligence (2020) and thunder power (2021). Falcone also had small roles in these films. Yanic Truesdalewho had previously worked with McCarthy Gilmore Girlsalso plays along God’s favorite idiot.
The film also stars Leslie Bibb as the devil. Bibb is best known for her role as Christine Everhart in the Marvel films iron man (2008) and iron man 2 (2010). Bibb is also known for her role as Brooke McQueen in the dramedy series Popular (1999 – 2001), for which she received a Teen Choice Award for Television Choice Actress.
God’s favorite idiot also stars Kevin Dun (transformers, veep), and Usman Ally (suits, A chain of unfortunate events).