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God's Favorite Idiot: Release date and news for Melissa McCarthy series

Husband and wife duo Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy star in the off-beat Netflix comedy.

Ben Falcone as Clark Thompson and Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck in God’s Favorite Idiot.
Vince Valitutti/Netflix
Published: Monday, 6th June 2022 at 11:54 am
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Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone are both set to star in upcoming comedy God's Favorite Idiot, which is written by the latter and will stream on Netflix later this month.


The series stars Falcone as Clark, a mid-level tech support employee who becomes the unwitting messenger of God. Meanwhile, McCarthy stars as Amily, Clark's colleague and love interest.

The raucous comedy also stars Leslie Bibb as Satan, who can be seen in the trailer riding a motorcycle and wreaking havoc, as Clark is warned of her presence.

Read on for everything you need to know about God's Favorite Idiot on Netflix.

When will God's Favorite Idiot be released on Netflix?

Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck in God’s Favorite Idiot.
Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck in God’s Favorite Idiot. Vince Valitutti/Netflix

All eight episodes of God's Favorite Idiot will be released on Netflix on 15th June 2022, meaning there's only a couple of weeks to wait now.

Netflix originally commissioned the show for 16 episodes, but only eight were filmed in the initial shoot - it's been reported that the streamer still plans to produce the other eight, but that these will now make up a second season of the show.

What's God's Favorite Idiot about?

Leslie Bibb as Satan in God’s Favorite Idiot.
Leslie Bibb as Satan in God’s Favorite Idiot. John Platt/Netflix

The series tells the story of mid-level tech support employee Clark Thompson (Falcone), who finds love with his co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy). However, at exactly the same time he starts to visibly glow, and it's later discovered that he has become the unwitting messenger of God. Now, Clark has to help the world as an impending apocalypse looms.

With the trailer seeing both Satan and the four horsemen of the apocalypse show up, it seems like Clark and Amily will be dealing with quite a bit of a trouble throughout the season.

God's Favorite Idiot cast - who stars with Melissa McCarthy?

Ben Falcone as Clark Thompson, Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck, Usman Ally as Mohsin Raza, Ana Scotney as Wendy and Chris Sandiford as Tom in God’s Favorite Idiot Vince Valitutti/Netflix

The series stars real-life husband and wife duo Ben Falcone (Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Melissa McCarthy (Nine Perfect Strangers, Thor: Love and Thunder) as Clark and Amily respectively. Meanwhile, Leslie Bibb (The Babysitter, What If...?) takes on the role of Satan.

The cast also includes Kevin Dunn, Yanic Truesdale and Usman Ally. You can find a full cast list for the series here:

  • Ben Falcone as Clark Thompson
  • Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck
  • Leslie Bibb as Satan
  • Kevin Dunn as Gene
  • Yanic Truesdale as Chamuel
  • Usman Ally as Mohsin Raza
  • Ana Scotney as Wendy
  • Chris Sandiford as Tom
  • Steve Mallory as Frisbee
  • Denise Roberts as War
  • Goran D Kleut as Famine
  • Rahel Romahn as Pestilence
  • Yure Covich as Death

Is there a trailer for God's Favorite Idiot?

There is, and you can watch it right here, now.

God's Favorite Idiot will be released on Netflix on 15th June 2022. Check out more of our Comedy coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.


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