‘Miracle Workers’ is an American anthology comedy television series that has been created and conceptualized by Simon Rich. It is based on his own novel titled ‘What in God’s Name’. The show airs on TBS. and first premiered on February 12, 2019.
‘Miracle Workers’ is follows an angel, Craig, who is responsible for handling all the prayers of human beings. His boss is God. Craig achieves the impossible to prevent Earth from destruction. Miracle and prayer form the main concept of this series and the whole story runs around it. In times such as these, humanity could use a little faith, and a little belief in order to be the best versions of ourselves. This is where the show comes in, and it goes without saying that it has attracted quite a steady fan following due to the star-studded cast. The critics too have lauded the show, saying, “More charming than clever, ‘Miracle Workers’ functions as a palatable showcase of Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi’s quirky star power.”
Miracle Workers Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Miracle Workers’ includes Daniel Radcliffe who is best known for having played Harry Potter. Radcliffe stars as Craig Bog, an angel. He is joined by Geraldine Viswanathan of ‘Blockers’, who plays the role of Eliza Hunter, someone helping Craig to pull off miracles. Karan Soni, who made a name playing Dopinder in the ‘Deadpool‘ movies appears in the role of Sanjay Prince. Steve Buscemi the veteran actor with roles like ‘Reservoir Dogs‘ and ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ to his name, appears in the role of God himself. There are several other characters, including some supporting characters, like Chris Parnell of ‘Archer‘ fame, in the role of God’s dad. We also get to meet God’s mom and brother on the show, and together, they serve to make the series incredibly humorous.
Hopefully, in the upcoming season, we will see most of the main characters return, and perhaps some new characters will be thrown into the mix since we will see Buscemi and Radcliffe’s characters removed from heaven to the medieval times.
Miracle Workers Plot: What is it about?
The plot of the show is based on Simon Rich’s book ‘What in God’s Name’. The story is set in an office which is in heaven where God is the boss and has angels. When God decides to destroy Earth, both angels convince him not to do so. They challenge him that they will create a miracle and God will never be successful in his aim. Meanwhile, on Earth, two humans fall in love. The show is a combination of comedy, romance and introduces new concepts to save humanity. Altogether, it has all the entertainment factors which are a refreshing take on television series. It is an interesting watch, listening to God and his angels bond. Also, it is satisfactory to see how prayer works and how miracles happen. Craig teams up with Eliza, a transfer from the Department of Dirt, and together they try and convince God that he should not just give up on the earth, blow it up, and move on.
The series, if nothing else, is a testament to the redemptive power of love and how it is capable of saving our entire human race. We see a wild and existentially startling question being underlined in the show which asks us if the creator did not have any idea about what he was doing. Buscemi’s God is exactly like that, full of strange ideas, big ambitions and a marked lack of finesse. A word must be said for Buscemi’s portrayal here who keeps aside some moments of tenderness and pure innocence that prevents God from becoming a caricatured character. However, the offices of Heaven Inc. does not seem to be doing well, as God is tantamount to some rich company head who has put things on autopilot to mope around his mansion all day. This is where Eliza comes in somehow she enters into a bet with God that she can make two people on earth fall in love with each other. She enlists Craig’s help.