TBS has renewed Miracle Workers for a second season. Adapted from Simon Rich’s comedic novel What in God’s Name, Miracle Workers is a workplace anthology comedy - with season 1 taking place in Heaven. Reaching 26.4 million viewers across all TBS platforms, and adorned with star power and charm, the next installment of Miracle Workers is highly anticipated.
Miracle Workers is the brainchild of Rich (creator of Man Seeking Woman) and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, and Karan Soni. Taking on a one-season-one-story approach, Miracle Workers season 1 follows an overworked angel named Craig (Radcliffe). Responsible for unanswered prayers, Craig’s dreary life in the workplace is stirred with the entrance of Eliza (Viswanathan). The band of angels abruptly find themselves tasked with trying to dismantle a fed-up God’s (Buscemi) plan to destroy the Earth. Season 1 of Miracles Workers had a tidy and satisfying conclusion to its story. However, it left the lingering question of where season 2 could go.
According to Deadline, Miracle Workers will reunite its four core cast members for season 2. Remaining in the creative hands of Rich, Miracle Workers will also keep Lorne Michaels (SNL), Radcliffe, Buscemi, Andrew Singer, and Katy Jensen on board as producers. However, the location of Heaven and the halo-bearing angels are officially retired. The subsequent season will follow a group of villagers in the dark ages aiming to steer clear of violence and murder. Placed in a time of inequality and fake news, the medieval story will center on family and friendship. Rich shared his excitement about the sophomore season of Miracle Workers:
I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to bring my novel What in God’s Name to life in Season 1, and now that I’ve bled that sucker dry, I’m really excited to tell a brand-new story with the same group of brilliant actors.
With the series' title unaltered, it remains a point of interest how the show will remain true to its namesake since the premise no longer involves characters who literally work miracles. Rich tried to clarify his vision early on by stating, “I would say there’s a sense of existential doom, absurdity, but ultimately, by the end, hope. Each one will definitely be a big, big swing. If we do get to do another one.” Along with Miracle Workers having a prayer answered, TBS further padded its comedy roster by handing out a season 3 renewal to Jordan Peele’s The Last O.G., as well as a full series order for Nasim Pedrad's Chad.
The clean slate for Miracle Workers' cast and creative team could further display their impeccable chemistry and ability to produce another enthralling season. The series is also a perfect fit for Radcliffe, who expressed wanting to distance himself from playing the same character over an extended period of time, an understandable choice following the duration of the Harry Potter franchise. Anthology-based series can only find longevity with versatile actors and established writers. Possessing both of these traits, Miracle Workers will no doubt deliver another successful season for TBS.