Netflix has greenlit workplace comedy “God’s Favorite Idiot” from Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy, who will both star in and executive produce. Michael McDonald (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Nobodies”) is attached to direct and executive produce. Sixteen episodes have been ordered.
Created by Falcone, “God’s Favorite Idiot” follows Clark Thompson (Falcone), a midlevel tech-support employee who finds love with co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God.
McCarthy and Falcone, who are married in real life, have collaborated numerous times in the past including films “Bridesmaids,” “Tammy,” “The Boss,” “Life of the Party,” and “Superintelligence.” They most recently completed production on the Netflix film “Thunder Force”, and they executive produced and appeared in the TV Land series “Nobodies,” and executive produced the NBC competition series “Little Big Shots,” on which McCarthy is the host.