Melissa McCarthy is returning to TV.
Today, it was announced that McCarthy and her husband/frequent collaborator will be starting in a new comedy series for Netflix titled God’s Favorite Idiot. The series, which was also created by Falcone, will follow a tech support employee named Clark (Falcone) who falls in love with a co-worker named Amily (McCarthy). At that same moment, he also discovers he’s become the unwitting messenger of God. Featured throughout the series is a combination of roller skating, a lake of fire, and an impending apocalypse. So standard stuff.
The series has been picked up by Netflix for 16 episodes, with a pilot that will be directed by Michael McDonald. And while we are getting some Bruce Almighty vibes from the little we know about the series, it’ll be interesting to see where they take it.