Did you ever think ethics and philosophy could be funny? No, right? Well, ‘The Good Place’ by NBC will make you re-evaluate that opinion. An American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur, ‘The Good Place’ follows four people navigating (after)life in a utopia where not everything is as it seems. The show first made its way to viewers’ screens in 2016, and since then, has seen a good run.
Season 1 of the show premiered on September 19, 2016 and was widely appreciated by critics and audiences alike. Subsequently, the show was renewed for a second season, which premiered on September 20, 2017. After receiving favorable reviews again, ‘The Good Place’ was renewed again, and Season 3 made its debut on September 27, 2018. Now, fans and critics are eagerly awaiting news on the next season.
The Good Place Cast: Who is in it?
The show has six main characters and a host of supporting characters.
Leading the pack is Kristen Bell who stars as salesperson Eleanor Shellstrop. Ethics professor Chidi Anagonye is played by William Jackson Harper, while Jameela Jamil plays Tahani Al-Jamil, a Pakistani philanthropist, and Manny Jacinto plays Jason Mendonza, an amateur DJ. Further, Ted Danson stars as Michael, the architect of “The Good Place”, and D’Arcy Carden plays the role of Janet, a programmed guide who is there to answer every question and fulfill every desire of the humans inhabiting “The Good Place”. These six characters have appeared on all seasons of the show that has aired thus far, and we expect all six of them to make a comeback in the next season as well.
The Good Place Plot: What is it about?
For the uninitiated, ‘The Good Place’ is a comedy that makes interesting observations about life, death, the afterlife, and everything in between.
The show starts off when Eleanor passes away and finds herself in a utopia called The Good Place (as opposed to The Bad Place), which is a highly-selective Heaven-like paradise that rewards righteous people in their afterlives. The Good Place, in turn, is created by an immortal architect called Michael, who seeks to shape this afterlife community in a way in which it can accommodate every the tastes and preferences of every inhabitant.