Finally, 2020 has done something right and given us another season of a great show. Miracle Workers is a vastly underappreciated comedy series starring Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan, Karan Soni, and Lolly Adefope. The first season is about a group of angels trying to save Earth from a disinterested God, and the second season is set in the Dark Ages. The newest iteration of the show will be set in the Old West, with the cast bumbling their way along the Oregon Trail—here come the “you have died of dysentery” jokes. DanRad will play a preacher and Buscemi will play an outlaw. Viswanathan is on board as a “liberated prairie wife”, but it seems like Karan Soni is a question mark. I hope he returns, his deadpan delivery is a perfect match to DanRad’s wide-eyed and well-meaning incompetence. Departing the show for sure is series creator Simon Rich as Dan Mirk and Robert Padnick, both of whom have worked with Rich before, will take over as showrunners.
Who knows when we’ll get to see Miracle Workers: Old West, but I hope it doesn’t take too long. Like Ted Lasso, Miracle Workers is a goddamn delight top to bottom, and we should be talking about it constantly, but it’s freaking hard to watch. If you still have a cable package, you can watch it on demand through TBS, but if you’ve cut the cord you can only (legally) access season one on HBO Max. Season two, which I think is slightly better than season one, isn’t streaming right now. Make this show accessible so everyone can get on board with Miracle Workers!