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Steve Buscemi, Daniel Radcliffe To Deal With God’s Midlife Crisis on Miracle Workers

With The Good Place proving that the afterlife is ripe with comedic potential, other networks are giving praise on high. One of those is TBS, with its new comedy Miracle Workers, taking place in an uncommon workplace: heaven.

Talking shop at Turner’s TCA 2018 panel, creator Simon Rich and stars Steve Buscemi (who plays God) and Daniel Radcliffe (who plays a low-ranking angel) discuss God “having a full blown midlife crisis,” as TBS describes the new series.

The show follows two angels betting on whether they can answer two humans’ prayers for love. Then, in two weeks, it’s doomsday. But, says Rich, this crazy concept isn’t really even about religion. “We never attempt to satirize organized religion,” Rich clarified. “It’s more Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s more about man’s place in the universe than theology. No one has been offended by it yet.”

Buscemi had plenty to say on God, however. “This God is fun. He’s very human and has a lot of faults. He’s easily distracted, bored, depressed, and is looking for a way out,” Buscemi explains. He went on to say that his version of God is “kind of lonely and looking for connections. It’s not like he’s a God up here that’s holier than thou.”

Previously cast with Owen Wilson in the role, who parted ways after having a different creative vision than Rich, this God leads a show that, according to Radcliffe, has “a lot of warmth for the human race,” and hopefully “doesn’t exclude” the faithful.

Both Radcliffe and Buscemi have had recent opportunity to show off comedic chops (in Swiss Army Man and Horace and Pete, respectively), while Rich’s Man Seeking Woman was a bafflingly absurd breath of fresh air during its few seasons. And it certainly doesn’t hurt your comedy cred to have SNL’s Lorne Michaels onboard as an executive producer. “He has excellent notes and when he has one, I take it seriously,” says Rich. “I trust him more than anybody and am grateful I get to work with him still.”

All of which bodes well for Miracle Workers, which, by the time it debuts later this year, will hopefully be preaching to the choir.

Source: SYFY

Miracle Workers Creator On Owen Wilson’s Departure

Last May when TBS gave the go-ahead to the seven episode anthology series Miracle Workers, Owen Wilson was set to star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the adaptation of Simon Rich’s book What in God’s Name. Radcliffe was set as Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, while Wilson was set to play Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig needs to achieve his most impossible miracle to date

By August,Wilson fell out and start of production on Miracle Workers was pushed while the network searched for a replacement. The answer to that prayer came in the form of Steve Buscemi who took over Wilson’s role of God.

When creator Rich was asked at TCA today why Wilson left, the EP said, “We just had different creative visions and parted ways, but I’m ecstatic to be with the cast I have here on stage” which included Radcliffe, Buscemi, Karan Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan.

Despite the show’s out-worldly hi-jinks premise, Buscemi asserted, “It’s a spiritual show. It’s about how people need each other. With everything we’re going through, if we don’t love each other, then what’s it all about?”

Source: Deadline

Miracle Workers First Glance

Thanks to my friend and co-worker Adair Bartley, she captured a TBS glance at Miracle Workers so here’s the video she saw.. #miracleworkers

Seven Episodes for Miracle Workers

Your next original is The Detour in January?

Yes, so we have The Detour and a few other announced comedies coming up. We have our first animated series, which is called Final Space. It’s brilliant and funny, and creator Olan Rogers is the most original, authentic voice I’ve heard in a long, long time. We also have Miracle Workers with Steve Buscemi playing God and Daniel Radcliffe playing the angel in charge of the prayers department in heaven, and we just finished the table read for all seven episodes of that series.

Source: Decider.com

Steve Buscemi replaces Owen Wilson in Miracle Workers

Daniel Radcliffe has a new TV show, in case you didn’t know, and the always excellent Steve Buscemi just signed on for the best role, that definitely has us more interested in this series. Buscemi will join TBS’s upcoming comedy series Miracle Workers to play Radcliffe’s boss, also known as God. Here’s what we know about this role so far, and what it means in regards to previously reported news on the series.

As some may know already, Steve Buscemi’s role of God was already promised to another high profile actor in Hollywood, Owen Wilson. As confirmed by TVLine, Wilson has exited Miracle Workers, but as of this writing, no reason has been officially given as to why the actor departed the project, but an anonymous source claims the decision was indeed Wilson’s to exit the series.

In any case, Buscemi is now in the role and prepared to play God, who has “checked out” and is focusing on his favorite hobbies that he’s passionate about, as opposed to anything involving the plight of humanity. As one can imagine, that causes some problems for humanity, and it’s up to a low-level angel by the name of Craig (Daniel Radcliffe) to answer humanity’s prayers.

Source: Cinema Blend

Robot Chicken

Yesterday Robot Chicken Season 9 premiered with a special Walking Dead episode.Dan portrayed Gareth, you can preview his scene down below.

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Gamechangers Behind the Scenes

“What they brought to gaming was this ethos of make it like a film. Make it as good as the best films.”

We go behind the scenes of new drama The Gamechangers, telling the story of the epic moral and creative battles over British gaming success story Grand Theft Auto.
The Gamechangers. Tonight. 9pm.

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The Gamechangers Trailer

View the new trailer for The Gamechangers on BBC2 this month.

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