A comedy match made in heaven.
What do you get when you combine Daniel Radcliffe, Owen Wilson and Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels?
A divine comedy, if TBS has its way — the cable network has greenlit Miracle Workers, a seven-episode anthology series set in Heaven, which is slated to debut in 2018.
The idea of a workplace comedy set in Heaven starring Harry Potter and Lightning McQueen is just the right amount of WTF, but it’s the character descriptions that really put us on cloud nine. (Sorry.)
Radcliffe will play Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, while Wilson will play Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies.
That’s right, Owen Wilson is playing God, who apparently has ADHD when it comes to humanity and has seemingly found more interesting things to focus on. It’s kind of perfect, right?
The series is executive produced by Michaels and created by Simon Rich, who will also serve as showrunner on the series, which is based on his book, What in God’s Name. Rich is no stranger to quirky comedies about lovable oddballs, having created FXX’s Man Seeking Woman, which is utterly loopy but eminently watchable.
"Having Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson join the TBS family is proof of the continued evolution of this comedy brand as the home of the most creative minds in the business," said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. "Owen Wilson has long been a comic genius, and Daniel’s performance in last year’s Swiss Army Man really proved that there’s a sophisticated comedian under the surface of those brilliant dramatic chops. Simon and Lorne are total pros in walking the tightrope between reality and ridiculousness, and they do it with a lot of heart and wit."