God has pretty much checked out, at least, Steve Buscemi’s version of God has.
In the first trailer for TBS’ heaven-set workplace comedy, “Miracle Workers” God (Buscemi) is more concerned about the sound a typhoon makes (“is it wooshy-wooshy?”) instead of the horrible destruction it’s causing.
The seven-episode anthology comedy series, based on Simon Rich’s book “What in God’s Name,” stars Daniel Radcliffe as Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, and Buscemi as God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig and fellow angel Eliza (Geraldine Viswanathan) must answer a seemingly impossible prayer: help two humans, Laura and Sam (Sasha Compere and Jon Bass), fall in love. “Deadpool’s” Karan Soni also stars.
Guest stars Tituss Burgess, Margaret Cho, Angela Kinsey, Tim Meadows, John Reynolds, Lolly Adefope and Chris Parnell will also appear throughout the season. TBS will premiere the series on Feb. 12.
Buscemi’s heavenly role was initially supposed to be played by Owen Wilson, but the actor departed the series over “creative differences.”
“Owen was attached really early in pre-production to this project and we just had different creative visions for the show and parted ways,” Simon Rich, who is executive producing the series, said during the Winter TCA press tour in January.
The series is executive-produced by Rich, Radcliffe, Lorne Michaels, and Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, which will produce the series in association with Turner’s Studio.