Netflix has picked up the workplace comedy series “God’s Favorite Idiot” from executive producers and stars Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy.
The 16-episode series stars Falcone as mid-level tech support employee Clark Thompson who finds love with his co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. The series description also promises “roller skating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse.”
Falcone is creator of the series, and will executive produce with McCarthy via their On The Day production company.
Michael McDonald, whose previously worked on McCarthy and Falcone’s TV Land/Paramount Network series “Nobodies,” will serve as a director and an executive producer.
The project marks the sixth collaboration between the husband and wife duo after most recently working together on the HBO Max comedy “Superintelligence,” in which McCarthy starred and Falcone directed. Falcone also directed, wrote and produced the upcoming Netflix film “Thunder Force,” which recently completed production and stars Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer.
More to come…