How to watch The Good Place – what’s it about and who’s in the cast?

Find out where to watch and stream The Good Place, if The Good Place is on Netflix as well as your guide to the cast and what the series is about

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The Good Place is an American fantasy comedy series set in the afterlife.


The critically acclaimed show has been particularly praised for exploring philosophical themes, interspersed with pure comedy.

Where can I watch The Good Place?

The first three seasons, plus the latest episodes from the still-airing season four, are on Netflix in the UK.

You can also buy the DVD box set or find episodes on iTunes.

What is The Good Place about?

The Good Place focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell, who is run over by a truck and wakes up in a secular version of heaven, known as ‘The Good Place’. She believes that she is there mistakenly, and so tries to hide her bad behaviour so that she isn’t sent away to ‘The Bad Place’. What follows is a comedy adventure that asks a fundamental question: what does it mean to be good?

THE GOOD PLACE -- "Most Improved Player" Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kristen Bell as Eleanor, Ted Danson as Michael -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

How many seasons of The Good Place are there?

There are three seasons so far – and the fourth will be the show’s last.

How many episodes are there in a season of The Good Place?

The fourth and final season will take the show’s run up to 53 episodes total.

Who’s in the cast of The Good Place?

The cast of The Good Place (Netflix, NBC, HF)
The cast of The Good Place (Netflix, NBC, HF)

The main cast are Veronica Mars actress Kristen Bell who plays Eleanor Shellstrop, William Jackson Harper who stars as the philosophy professor Chidi Anagonya, and British radio presenter and body positivity activist Jameela Jamil plays Tahani Al-Jamil.

D’Arcy Carden plays the artificially intelligent humanoid (not a robot) Janet, and Manny Jacinto plays dim-witted Jason Mendoza. (Jacinto will appear n the upcoming feature film Top Gun: Maverick).

Finally, Ted Danson from Cheers and Curb Your Enthusiasm plays Michael the architect.

Where is The Good Place filmed?

The series is filmed in Universal Studios, Hollywood.

The exteriors of the village of the afterlife (that’s a phrase I bet you’ve never heard before) were filmed in the Little Europe backlot.


When does The Good Place return?

The fourth season is currently airing Thursday nights on NBC in the US, with new episodes being added to Netflix UK every Friday morning.