Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone star in and executive produce God’s Favorite Idiot. The new series, which was also created by Falcone, has a total of eight episodes and is now streaming on Netflix. McCarthy plays Amily and Falcone takes on the role of Clark.
Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) is a mid-level tech support employee, who takes saunas with his dad, Gene (Kevin Dunn), pines after his co-worker Amily (Melissa McCarthy), and loves his cats. When he starts to glow, he begins to realize this isn’t an average day at the office and God has bigger plans for him. Clark can’t save mankind by himself, he must gather his flock of mismatched co-workers, his longtime crush Amily and angelic allies to outwit Satan herself (Leslie Bibb). Together, they’re just a bunch of average humans coming together for the greater good because, after all, you can’t save the world alone.
Falcone’s recent work includes Thunder Force, Nine Perfect Strangers, and Superintelligence.
I had the chance to ask the duo about the inspiration for God’s Favorite Idiot as well as the dynamic between Clark and Amily.
Watch my full interview below: