‘God Friended Me’ Is No ‘Highway To Heaven’ EPs Insist – TCA

Deadline | 8/5/2018 | Lisa de Moraes
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CBS’s new series God Friended Me is not Highway to Heaven or Touched By Angel, executive producers wanted to make very clear to TV critics at TCA. That, though both NBC’s Highway and CBS’s Touched were quite successful long-running series.

Both those shows featured angels; this series does not. “There is nothing supernatural about our show,” EP Bryan Wynbrandt said.

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CBS has described God Friended Me, from Greg Berlanti’s production house, as tackling questions of faith, existence and science. The network has described it as being about an outspoken atheist named Miles Finer, whose life is turned upside down after he is “friended” by someone claiming to be god on social media. Unwittingly, Miles (Brandon Micheal Hall) becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.

EP Steven Lilien said they want the show to “reflect 2018,” describing it instead as a show that is “hopeful, inspiring” and reminding viewers “we are all in it together and that there are really good people out there doing good things.” Hall’s character and his friends search for the actual guy behind the “god” account, which producers hope is a long journey hopefully answered in 200 episodes.

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