God Friended Me

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God Friended Me
Created by Steven Lilien
Bryan Wynbrandt
Starring Brandon Micheal Hall
Violett Beane
Suraj Sharma
Javicia Leslie
Joe Morton
Country of origin United States of America
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Steven Lilien
Bryan Wynbrandt
Marcos Siega
Greg Berlanti
Sarah Schechter
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Berlanti Productions
I Have an Idea Productions
CBS Television Studios
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network CBS
External links
Website

God Friended Me is an upcoming American drama series. It was ordered to series on May 11, 2018 and stars Brandon Micheal Hall, Violett Beane, Javicia Leslie, Suraj Sharma, and Joe Morton.[1] The series will debut on September 30, 2018.[2]

Plot[edit]

God Friended Me is described as a humorous, uplifting series that explores questions of faith, existence and science. It centers on Miles (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is friended by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. Confident, compelling and quick-witted, Cara (Violett Beane) is a leading writer at an online magazine. Under pressure for her next big story, her life takes an interesting turn when she meets Miles—thanks to God's friend suggestion.[3]

Use of Facebook[edit]

God Friended Me uses Facebook frequently as a narrative device. The "Friended" in the title God Friended Me refers to the act of friending someone on social media, granting that person special privileges (on the service in question) with respect to oneself.[4] On Facebook, for example, one's friends have the privilege of viewing and posting to one's timeline[5]. In God Friended Me, this allows for God contacting Miles.[3]

While the majority of Facebook's revenue is advertisement-derived[6][7], show creator Steven Lilien says that their conversations with Facebook have been limited to discussing “how much we can portray it.”[8] According to executive producer Bryan Wynbrandt, the "God" of the show will be active on Facebook outside the show, with liking pages and changing their profile picture given as examples of their possible online activities.[9]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [10]Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot[3]"Marcos Siega[3]Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt[3]September 30, 2018 (2018-09-30)[a]T33.01002TBD
2"The Good Samaritan"[12]Marcos SiegaSteven Lilien & Bryan WynbrandtOctober 7, 2018 (2018-10-07)TBATBD
3"Heavenly Taco Truck"[13]Kenneth FinkRobert HullOctober 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)TBATBD
  1. ^ The pilot received an early release on August 31, 2018.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Andreeva, Nellie (May 11, 2018). "'Magnum P.I.', 'God Friended Me' & 'The Red Line' Dramas Get CBS Series Orders". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2018. 
  2. ^ Nemetz, Dave (July 9, 2018). "CBS Fall Premiere Dates: Big Bang, Magnum P.I., Murphy Brown and More". TV Line. Retrieved July 9, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "'God Friended Me': Violett Beane to Star in CBS Comedic Drama Pilot About Faith". February 28, 2018. 
  4. ^ Palfrey & Gasser 2010, p. 25.
  5. ^ Drucker, Gumpert & Cohen 2010, p. 73.
  6. ^ Jolie O'Dell 203 (January 17, 2011). "Facebook's Ad Revenue Hit $1.86B for 2010". Mashable.com. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ Womack, Brian (September 20, 2011). "Facebook Revenue Will Reach $4.27 Billion, EMarketer Says". Bloomberg. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ Lisa de Moraes (August 5, 2018). "'God Friended Me' Is No 'Highway To Heaven' EPs Insist". Retrieved August 23, 2018. 
  9. ^ Tim Surette (August 5, 2018). "God Friended Me Won't Just Be About One God". Retrieved August 23, 2018. 
  10. ^ "God Friended Me - Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 21 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Special Preview of "God Friended Me" to Be Available on Multiple Digital Platforms Beginning Friday, August 31". The Futon Critic. August 30, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018. 
  12. ^ "(#GFM102) "The Good Samaritan"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 20, 2018. 
  13. ^ "(#GFM103) "Heavenly Taco Truck"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 20, 2018. 

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