Melissa McCarthy comedy series God’s Favorite Idiot, which was shot in Australia during the pandemic, launched without fanfare on Netflix this week.
The series also stars Kevin Dunn as mid level Tech support employee Clark Thompson who finds love with co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God.
Aussies to feature include Magda Szubanski, Leon Ford, Sofie Formica and Georgie Bolton.
The series was originally due to shoot 16 episodes with some $10m of govt incentive but it was abruptly cut short, with Netflix confirming it would split the series into 2×8 episodes.
First reviews at Rotten Tomatoes are very mixed, currently with a 40% fresh rating.
It’s now screening on Netflix.