TBS to release new show about God featuring ‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Ratcliffe as an angel
TBS is gearing up for the release of its new sitcom “Miracle Workers,” starring Steve Buscemi as God and Daniel Ratcliff as one of his angels.
In the newly released trailer for the show, “Harry Potter” star Ratcliff is seen with two others approaching God with some petitions.
“Sir, an urgent prayer has just come in,” Ratcliff’s character says.
Upon hearing the request to stop a “terrible Typhoon,” the sitcom God played by the popular comedic actor Buscemi, who looks like a hippie, reduces his vocabulary to sounds to describe natural disasters.
“Miracle Workers” is pegged a “limited series” because there will only be seven episodes.
According to Deadline, both Radcliffe and Buscemi serve as executive producers and star beside Karan Soni (“Deadpool”) and Geraldine Viswanathan ("Blockers").
“Radcliffe plays Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers. Buscemi plays Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on petty hobbies. To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig and fellow angel Eliza (Viswanathan) must answer a seemingly impossible prayer: help two humans, Laura and Sam (played by Sasha Compere and Jon Bass), fall in love,” the series description reads.
The mini-series also guest stars Tituss Burgess, Margaret Cho, Angela Kinsey, Tim Meadows, John Reynolds, Lolly Adefope and Chris Parnell, who appears from time to time on the TV show.
Buscemi reportedly took over for actor Owen Wilson, who initially was cast as the role of God but left the show a few months into production over “creative differences.”
“Miracle Workers” was created by Simon Rich (“Man Seeking Woman”) and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. The TBS show is based on Simon Rich’s book, What in God’s Name, which tells the story of Heaven as a corporation run by a leader who has taken a sabbatical to play gold and google himself instead of answering the world’s problems.
“Miracle Workers” is scheduled to debut on TBS, Feb. 12.