Renewed or Cancelled?
God’s Favorite Idiot premiered on Netflix this past week. The new Netflix series created by and starring Ben Falcone and his wife Melissa McCarthy in lead roles has eight episodes in total. Season one has left people disappointed and even the acting, which can be the saving grace for poorly written content, fails to inspire here.
For those who did love the series, you may be wondering if it has been renewed for a season two. We have got exciting news for you. Read on to get your answer!
What is God’s Favorite Idiot Season 1 about?
Clark is a techie working at a support center. He is a docile and kind person, living alone with his two cats. In an unusual event, he gets struck by lightning. He survives but comes out a changed man. The change? He glows.
Colleagues at the office include the outspoken and loud Amily, the discourteous and naive Tom, and the reasonable, polite couple of Mohsin and Wendy. But what happened to Clark that he glows? God has chosen him to be the messenger on earth.
It – God’s gender has not been revealed but to communicate with Clark, God has assumed the form of Clark’s former nurse, a woman – believes that Lucifer will win the war in Heaven if people do not start being kind, loving, and respectful to one another.
But Clark’s task gets tougher as Satan lands on earth to take care of the situation. He does get help from God’s angels Frisbee and Chamuel but the odds are stacked against him. The question then remains whether or not they can successfully stave off the demons and help God in winning the war.
Has God’s Favorite Idiot been renewed for Season 2?
The answer is yes and no. No, because there is not going to be a season two. Yes, because the series was originally planned to be released as a single season of sixteen episodes. Now, it will be released as part two of the same season.
It does seem logical though given season one doesn’t really conclude. This also allows for more adventures of Clark and Amily together.
What we know about Season 2 so far:
Barely anything is known about the second part for now. All we know is that the cast has already been paid and the writing is done. It is yet to start filming, slated to begin production by the end of this year. So as far as the release date goes, it will most probably be early next year, if shooting can be wrapped up by this year’s end.
Many outlets highlighted that the shooting was halted because of certain reasons and Netflix decided to commission it as a two-part series of the same season as a result. We will keep you updated with any changes as they happen.
Would you like to see God’s Favorite Idiot return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!