With the development of God's Favorite Idiot by Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, Netflix's extensive comedy library will soon have yet another addition to its collection. In addition to starring and executive producing the workplace comedy.
Falcone also wrote the script for the show. Here's what we know about God's Favorite Idiot season 1, which appears to have been shortened due to scheduling conflicts.
Falcone and McCarthy are a real-life couple who have collaborated on several projects, including Bridesmaids, Tammy, Superintelligence, and The Boss. Thunder Force, a Netflix original film in which McCarthy also appears, was also released lately by the couple.
It has been announced that Michael McDonald would direct God's Favorite Idiot. McDonald has previously worked with McCarthy and Falcone on Nobodies, Spy, The Heat, and other projects.
The series will be produced by Falcone and McCarthy's production business, On The Day, which has previously worked on projects such as The Boss, Tammy, and Superintelligence. Falcone and McCarthy will executive produce the series.
What Is the Storyline of God's Favorite Idiot About?
God's Favorite Idiot, a Netflix original series, is billed as a ‘workplace comedy,' with the whole ensemble of characters working for the same firm. It is expected that the series will have aspects of comedy, casual office humor, biblical imagery, and fantastical themes. Unfortunately, other than the official summary, no more storyline information about the comedy series is known at this time:
“Clark Thompson (Falcone), a mid-level tech support employee, falls in love with coworker Emily Luck (McCarthy) at the very same moment that he unwittingly becomes the unknowing messenger of God. There's also roller skating, a lake of fire, and the threat of an apocalypse on the horizon.”
Who Is Cast in God’s Favorite Idiot?
As previously stated, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are the two significant characters in God's Favorite Idiot. Falcone will portray tech support employee Clark Thompson, who develops feelings for his coworker, McCarthy's Amily Luck.
They will be accompanied by Yanic Truesdale (Gilmore Girls), Usman Ally (68 Whiskey), Ana Scotney (Educators), Chris Sandiford (What We Do in the Shadows), and Steve Mallory (The Boss). All of them will be Amily and Clark's coworkers.
According to Deadline, these are the character descriptions for the supporting actors. Unfortunately, there are no such descriptions for the primary couple. Wendy is going to be played by Ana Scotney.
In a nutshell, Wendy is a giver — of gifts, advice, and anything else she believes would be beneficial to another person. In addition, while Wendy's attempts to console others are frequently unsuccessful, the group depends on Wendy's empathy to guide them along the moral road.
Tom is the resident insecure loudmouth of Arresta Tech. Christopher Sandiford plays Tom. Even though he may be aggravating, Tom is the courageous and unshakable buddy that every divine mission requires.
Mohsin Raza will serve as Usman Ally. Mohsin has decided to live a life of integrity above financial prosperity or a leadership position. Mohsin must tap into his ultimate potential as Clark drags them into a cosmic fight to rescue both his companions and the entire world.
Steve Mallory will play Frisbee. Frisbee is a middle-level manager who works at a lower level. His complete lack of power does not detract from his steadfast adherence to contemporary office life's pecking order and cliches. For Frisbee, “working hard or scarcely working” is a choice that deserves serious consideration.
Away from the office, Yanic Truesdale takes on the role of Chamuel. Chamuel is a newcomer to the city. According to legend, he is the city's newest divinely appointed lower-ranking archangel. If it weren't for the fierce struggle tearing heaven and earth apart, he would sample the nachos at that mall kiosk.
How Many Episodes of God's Favorite Idiot Will There Be in Total?
Even though Netflix has ordered 16 episodes of God's Favorite Idiot, it was initially unclear how the show would be released.
They may shoot and distribute all 16 episodes simultaneously, but we believe that the first eight episodes will serve as season 1, and the remaining episodes will serve as season 2.
According to The Guardian, the series has only filmed the first eight episodes, with no news on whether or not they will return to film the final eight. On the other hand, all of that is up in the air. We'll go into more detail about this in a moment.
What Is the Status of God's Favorite Idiot's Production?
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, is where the series is being filmed. The production is expected to employ 300 Australians and provide $74 million in economic benefits to the country.
New South Wales Government, Falcone, and McCarthy stated in a joint statement:
“It's a dream come true to film our program in a stunning location like Australia. We admire the people who live and work in this nation and the country itself. Chris, Luke, and Liam Hemsworth are commended for their willingness to lift us up and down the stairs to and from work.
In March 2021, the program was expected to begin filming, and it was expected to end up in November of that year. On April 20th, 2021, DailyMail published a few behind-the-scenes photos of McCarthy on set, which they used to report on the shoot.
As previously indicated, an item in the June 2021 issue of the Guardian revealed that Netflix and its production crew had withdrawn from the production of the Netflix series, which had reportedly barely gotten halfway through shooting before the show ended.
There is still no word on what caused this to happen. Given the many grants Netflix was supposed to get for the project, money is probably a significant factor in the decision to cease production.
Netflix is having trouble with other Australian productions as well. Since Netflix unveiled its new reality series Byron Baes, protests have continued. Whether or not these demonstrations in Byron-Bay (where God's Favorite Idiot is shot) have impacted the production halt is unknown.
When Will Netflix Have God's Favorite Idiot Available?
In a statement, the streaming service revealed that the eight-episode season of God's Favorite Idiot, starring Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, will premiere on June 15.