Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi Discuss ‘Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail’

Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi star in TBS’ hit series Miracle Workers, which is heading into its third season. This season of the comedy will be taking audiences as well as the cast back to 1844. Radcliffe will play a small town preacher and Buscemi is a wanted outlaw; the two of them together definitely make an entertaining pair. Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail premieres on Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 PM ET/PT.

The third season of the top-rated anthology comedy series Miracle Workers will this time transport cast members Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, and Jon Bass to the American Old West. Set in the year 1844, Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail follows an idealistic small-town preacher (Radcliffe) who teams up with a wanted outlaw (Buscemi) and an adventurous prairie wife (Viswanathan) to lead a wagon train west on the Oregon Trail across an American landscape which, much like today, is fraught with both promise and peril.


Radcliffe is best known for the title role in all eight Harry Potter films, but his talent goes way beyond that. His Broadway career includes roles in Lifespan of a Fact, The Cripple of Inishmaan, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Equus.

Other film credits include Jungle, Beast of Burden, Swiss Army Man, Victor Frankenstein, Horns, What If, Kill Your Darlings, Guns Akimbo, Escape From Pretoria, and The Woman in Black.

The actor also starred in two seasons of A Young Doctor’s Notebook. Radcliffe has voiced characters on The Simpsons three times, as well as roles in Robot Chicken and BoJack Horseman.

Buscemi is known for many different roles in both film and television. In terms of film, he has starred in Ghost World, Parting Glances, Grown Ups, Reservoir Dogs, Miller’s Crossing, The Big Lebowski, Twenty Bucks, Double Whammy, Escape From L.A., Con Air, Armageddon, The Island, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, I Think I Love My Wife, and In A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY.

His television credits include The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire. The actor has also voiced characters in Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, Final Fantasy, Charlotte’s Web, Monster House, Igor, G-Force, and the Hotel Transylvania films.

Along with his acting career, Buscemi is a talented writer and director. Some of his directing and/or writing titles for film and television are What Happened to Pete, Trees Lounge, Animal Factory, Lonesome Jim, Interview, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Sopranos, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, Portlandia, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Love. He started a New York-based independent film and television production company as well called Olive Productions, with Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur.

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I chatted with the legendary duo about what they can tease in regard to the new season, which of their past characters they would like to see thrown into this particular time period, mixing history with comedy, and so much more. Watch my interview below to hear everything they told me!