Daniel Radcliffe & Owen Wilson To Star In TV Series ‘Miracle Workers’
When TBS set out to cast a new show, I think it’s fair to say they aim high! The US network has landed 2 huge stars for their new anthology comedy series.
Daniel Radcliffe & Owen Wilson will take the lead roles in ‘Miracle Workers‘, the first season of which is a workplace comedy… set in heaven. Created by Simon Rich (SNL, Inside Out, Man Seeking Woman), the show is based on his book ‘What in God’s Name’, and sees Radcliffe playing Craig, a lowly angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers, whilst Wilson plays his boss… aka God… who has pretty much lost interest in guiding humanity, and spends his time doing his favourite hobbies. To prevent Earth’s destruction, Craig must achieve his most impossible miracle to date!
Rich, Radcliffe & Wilson serve as exec producers alongside Lorne Michaels (Portlandia, SNL, 30 Rock).
“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,” commented Brett Weitz, EVP Original Programming at 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.”
Miracle Workers was given a straight-to-series order of 7 episodes by TBS, and is due land on the US network in 2018.