We’re all excited about the second season of CBS’s hit show, God Friended Me. The highly relateable show, which begins its second season Sunday, Sept. 29, continues to follow the journey of Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall) an athneist podcaster who is suddenly friended on Facebook by an account calling themselves God, which begins sending him the names of people whose lives he can make a difference in. The show was the #1 scripted series on Sundays last year, and the pilot episode was awarded the Humanitas Prize, which honors film and television writers “whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way which brings the global community closer together.”
The series takes an open and honest look at multiple faiths and beliefs, with an emphasis on the ties that bind us rather than those that pull us apart. The creators, Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt, are two Jewish guys (one a believer, one not), who each married Catholic women. They have leaned into topics that encourage discourse and debate, such as an episode which featured a Muslim man who was uncomfortable with his daughter marrying a Jewish man, and one where The God Account suggests that Miles help & forgive the drunk driver who killed his mom. As season two progresses, Miles and his friends will begin to realize that the God Account has much bigger plans for them than they had anticipated.
I recently spoke with Javicia Leslie – a rising star known for series such as “Chef Julian.” Javicia plays Miles’ gay sister (Ali). In real life, she is their most devout cast member, a Christian who openly and proudly speaks about her faith in God –yet wasn’t raised particularly Christian at all. On her own as a teenager, she began attending church and found her own way to spiritual belief without familial influence.
Tune in to “God Friended Me” Sunday, Sept. 29th on CBS. Check out the pics and listen to our interview below.
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