'Harry Potter' Daniel Radcliffe An Angel in 'Miracle Workers' With Steve Buscemi; First Teaser Out
Since wrapping up his work on the "Harry Potter" franchise, Daniel Radcliffe has tackled challenging roles that are completely different from what he did in the famous fantasy movies. The actor will soon be seen in another offbeat and out-of-the-box portrayal as an angel in the upcoming TV series "Miracle Workers."
Set to launch on the cable channel TBS, "Miracle Workers" is based off a book that Simon Rich wrote in 2012 called "What in God's Name." Rich is also behind the TV adaptation with Radcliffe serving as one of the producers.
The story of "Miracle Workers" centers on a low-level angel named Craig (Radcliffe) who has to make sure that the prayers of mankind will reach his boss, God. Portraying the omnipotent being is none other than award-winning actor Steve Buscemi.
But there's just one problem in Heaven, Inc. God is quite disengaged and can't focus on helping men. So, it is up to Craig and the other angels to make sure that they get their job done and prevent the destruction of the Earth.
TBS has released the first teaser to "Miracle Workers," which launches as a limited series on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at 10:30 p.m. according to Deadline. The show also stars two other angels, Geraldine Viswanathan ("Blockers") and Karan Soni ("Deadpool"), who will be helping out Craig when God is more keen on focusing on his hobbies and indulgence.
But the main task of these angels is to pull off the impossible without the help of God: have two people find true love. Sasha Compere and Jon Bass will play the lovestruck individuals praying to God that they will meet the love of their life.
"Miracle Workers" will also have some interesting guest stars throughout its seven-episode limited season. Angela Kinsey ("The Office"), Tituss Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), Margaret Cho ("Bright"), Tim Meadows ("The Goldbergs"), John Reynolds and Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live") have signed on to appear in different episodes.
The series marks Radcliffe's second TV show in America since leaving his wand and cloak as "Harry Potter." In 2013, he also did the limited period drama series "A Young Doctor's Notebook" with Jon Hamm.
Meanwhile, Buscemi wasn't originally tapped to play God on "Miracle Workers." The role first went to Owen Wilson ("Wedding Crashers"), but he dropped out of the production in October 2017 over creative differences with the writers and producers, according to TV Line.