Fans of Daniel Radcliffe should get extra excited, as it was recently announced that the Harry Potter star would be joining the golden age of television trend and making the switch from the big screen to the smaller one. TBS has recently announced that Radcliffe will be starring in their upcoming series, Miracle Workers, a comedy about the afterlife. Radcliffe will be playing a low-ranking angel named Craig.
Joining Radcliffe will be Own Wilson, who will be playing God himself in this program that has been described as a “heaven-set workplace comedy” by the network.
On the casting announcement, executive vice president of original programming for TBS Brett Weitz revealed just how excited everyone at the network was for Radcliffe’s and Wilson’s involvement, saying that “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.”
Miracle Workers is based on the book What In God’s Name by Simon Rich, who is also creating the TV series. His previous series, Man Seeking Woman, was recently cancelled by FX after three seasons. Craig, Radcliffe’s character, handles all the human prayers, while God himself has pretty much gone on a sort of permanent vacation, focusing more on his hobbies than on the human world.
The series will be an anthology comedy executive produced by Lorne Michaels, alongside Rich, Radcliffe, and Wilson themselves, as well as Andrew Singer of Michaels’ Broadway Video. The series is scheduled for premiere sometime in 2018.