Hate to break it to you, but Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) has died. Dead. Gone. Finito. But the good news is that he’s gone to heaven and is now a sweet but sassy angel in the Stan-exclusive series, Miracle Workers.
Based on Simon Rich’s book, What In God’s Name, the seven-episode limited series is a comedic piss-take on heaven, portraying Steve Buscemi, of all people, as a messy, irresponsible God who has shunned his heavenly duties and is basically hitting the ‘self-destruct’ button on earth.
Buscemi as God
Radcliffe plays Craig, an assistant angel who sifts through the prayers sent up to heaven by earthlings. Concerned about Earth’s impending doom at the hands of his all-powerful but batshit insane boss, Craig teams up with fellow angel Eliza (played by Aussie Geraldine Viswanathan) to save the world.
The series also stars Sasha Compere and Jon Bass as humans along with guest stars including Tituss Burgess, Margaret Cho, Angela Kinsey, Tim Meadows, John Reynolds, Lolly Adefope and Chris Parnell.
Viswanathan (left) and Radcliffe (right) as low-level angels
While Radcliffe is no stranger to fantasy, he admits that his sudden foray into television is a risky move for him but one that he’s excited about.
“I think one of the intimidating things for me about doing TV is that you are often signing on to something having just read a pilot. And that’s crazy to me. And not knowing where that goes is something that would worry me,” he told Collider.
“And not knowing where that goes is something that would worry me. But there’s something about Simon [the author] that I have absolutely no doubt that he would be able to come up with amazing ideas for how [and] where to go with this show. Obviously [the] next series will not be in Heaven, it will be in somewhere totally different.”
Simon Rich, creator, writer and executive producer of the series, is something of a comedy legend, having written for Disney films Inside Out and The Secret Life of Pets along with hit comedy shows like Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons.
Meanwhile Viswanathan, a Newcastle-born budding actress, played John Cena‘s daughter in the 2018 flick Blockers and is set to star in upcoming comedy drama film Bad Education alongside Hugh Jackman (Paperback Hero), Allison Janney (I, Tonya) and Ray Romano (Get Shorty).
Radcliffe and Viswanathan’s faces are an ongoing mood throughout the series
Have a peek of the trailer below and catch new eps weekly only on Stan, same day as the U.S.