‘God Friended Me’ Casts Adam Goldberg as Possible God Account Owner Simon Hayes

TCA 2019: He’s also super rich

Last Updated: January 30, 2019 @ 12:08 PM

“God Friended Me” has added Adam Goldberg to its cast as the mysterious tech billionaire Simon Hayes, executive producer Bryan Wynbrandt revealed on Wednesday.

The mogul, who may have a connection to the “God” account, will be introduced in an episode of the CBS dramedy later this season.

“Simon Hayes’ involvement in the God account will be explained,” Wynbrandt told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in response to a question about whether or not the show intends to offer any concrete answers. “We will end the season in a satisfactory manner, answering that question.”

Led by Brandon Micheal Hall, the Sunday night drama centers on an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from “God” and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

CBS announced on Tuesday that it had picked up the show for a second season, making it the fourth freshman series to receive a renewal, alongside the network’s “Magnum P.I.” reboot, the Dick Wolf procedural “FBI” and the multi-cam “The Neighborhood.”

Violett Beane, Suraj Sharma, Javicia Leslie and Joe Morton also star in the series from creators Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt. Lilien, Wynbrandt, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Marcos Siega serve as executive producers on the Warner Bros. Television series.