Netflix series ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ starring Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone to premiere on June 15

Netflix announced the premiere date for the Melissa McCarthy/Ben Falcone series God’s Favorite Idiot, set to debut on June 15. Falcone created the series and executive produces with McCarthy and Michael McDonald, who also serves as director.  God’s Favorite Idiot will consist of eight episodes.

In God’s Favorite Idiot, Falcone plays Clark Thompson, a tech support worker who has a crush on his colleague, Amily (McCarthy). One day, Clark starts to glow and becomes a religious leader to a flock of followers.  Also starring in the series is Leslie Bibb, Kevin Dunn, Usman Ally, Steve Mallory, Chris Sandiford, Ana Scotney and Yanic Truesdale — McCarthy’s Gilmore Girls co-star.

Falcone has frequently directed his wife McCarthy, most recently the Netflix comedy Thunder Force. McCarthy and Falcone also produced the series Nobodies, and Falcone often appears in cameos in McCarthy’s films.

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