Created by Ben Falcone who also stars in the show, “God’s Favorite Idiot” is an American workplace comedy series for Netflix which premiered on June 15, 2020, consisting of eight episodes.
God’s Favorite Idiot follows the tale of a “mid-level tech employee, Clark Thompson (Falcone), who finds love with co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God,” as per Netflix. The giant streamer also assured that “There’s roller skating, a lake of fire, and an impending apocalypse.”
When the series debuted it mainly received negative reviews but was hugely popular among the audience and hence, fans are looking forward to Netflix to continue the next story. Well, here’s what we know about it when it comes to season 2 of God’s Favorite Idiot.
Leslie Bibb on playing as the villain
In a chat with E! News, Bibb disclosed that she was “lucky” to be cast on the recently released show in which she played as a villain. “villains are fun”, she added.
“I was like, ‘Wait, are you punking me?'” Bibb stated when she found out that she could probably depict the leader of Hell in God’s Favorite Idiot. “‘I don’t think I even have to read it.'”
Bibb eventually did read the scripts, but ended up “laughing so hard” and anxious at the same time as she thought that the casting directors would take off in a new direction. Generally because had discovered her inspiration for the role from actress Reese Witherspoon’s character of Tracy Flick in “Election.” Comparatively, just like Whitherspoon’s character Tracy, Bibb’s role as Satab also had “a chip on her shoulder.”
“I just knew when I read it, how I wanted to see her,” she said to E! News. “She’s very mercurial. It’s like a petulant child.”
Will God’s Favorite Idiot return with a Season 2?
It was disclosed by Deadline in 2021 that filming for the first season concluded way earlier than the scheduled time. Originally, God’s Favorite Idiot was planned for a sixteenth-episode season, however, production stopped after finishing only eight episodes.
“We are so sad to leave Australia, as it has truly felt like home to us this past year,” Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone said in a declaration after production stopped in June 2021. “We were so lucky to have had the best, hardest working Australian cast and crew. We are so proud of God’s Favorite Idiot and cannot wait to share it with everyone.”
Their emotions were resounded in an announcement from Netflix, also delivered by Deadline, that noted, “We’re grateful to our creative partners Ben and Melissa, along with our amazing cast and crew for their hard work and dedication to bring this show to life.” The giant streamer also pointed out that the series would be filmed in “two batches of eight,“ rather than “all at once.” Netflix has not provided any update on whether each batch of episodes will be considered half or an entire season.
God’s Favorite Idiot Season 2 Release Date: When is it?
As far as the release date for season 2 is concerned, there’s been no update on when the second batch of episodes will arrive. It’s been reported that filming for the second half episodes hasn’t even commenced yet.
According to Variety, the cast members have been compensated for the totality of the proposed sixteen-week shoot, whereas production crew members were only compensated for the days they had finished. Nevertheless, for the Australian crew members to be entirely compensated, the series will have to complete shooting their pledged 16 episodes.
So it’s unclear when the new set of episodes will arrive since filming has not started but it is expected to arrive sometime in 2023.
The Cast of God’s Favorite Idiot Season 2
The central characters are highly expected to return for season 2 of God’s Favorite, if the series gets greenlit, including:
- Ben Falcone in the role of Clark Thompson
- Melissa McCarthy will portray Amily Luck
- Leslie Bibb in the character of Satan
- Kevin Dunn will play the role Gene
- Yanic Truesdale will portray Chamuel
- Usman Ally will play the role Mohsin Raza
- Ana Scotney in the role of Wendy
- Chris Sandiford will play the character of Tom
- Steve Mallory will return as Frisbee
God’s Favorite Idiot Season 2 Plot: Expected Plot
Plot details are scarce as there’s been no update from the showrunners. However, it is expected for the second half of the episodes to follow the same concept. For now, let’s wait for any sort of official announcements about season 2 of God’s Favorite Idiot.