‘God Friended Me’ is an American comedy–drama series that airs on CBS. It premiered for the first time on September 30, 2018. It has been created by Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt. Berlanti Productions, I Have an Idea! Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, and Warner Bros. Television are the production companies backing the project. Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt, Marcos Siega, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter are on board as the executive producers.
We all hope to have friends in high places. Imagine what it would be like if you befriended the almighty himself, and that too on social media. This is basically the plot of the series, which has quickly gained popularity among fans and has been critically praised for the thoughtful and sincere portrayal of spiritual themes.
God Friended Me Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘God Friended Me’ includes Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer who is the lead in the show. Violett Beane appears as Cara Bloom, Javicia Leslie as Ali Finer, Suraj Sharma as Rakesh Sehgal, and Joe Morton as Rev. Arthur Finer form the main cast. These characters are supported by a strong set of recurring characters.
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see the main cast return, and probably be bolstered by the presence of new characters whose lives Finer will have to make a little finer, pun intended, with a little social media meddling on part of the Almighty.
God Friended Me Plot: What is it about?
‘God Friended Me’ is a comedy series that sheds light on contradictions of faith, existence, and science. It introduces Miles, an outspoken atheist who has a change of heart when God friends him on Facebook. Before he realizes, he becomes an agent of God who helps random people and thereby, changes their destiny. One of those people he helps is Cara, who is a journalist working in an online magazine. She is desperate to find her next big story. This is when she meets Miles and gets more than what she hoped for. Together, along with Rakesh the hacker, they try and discern the identity of the person behind God’s account.
In the series, Facebook has a massive role in the plot. The interaction between God and Miles is done constantly through the social network. God uses features such as timeline and friend suggestions to guide Miles and lead him to the right people. In the age of social media, God working in mysterious ways seems to have an outlet in this series.