Brandon Micheal Hall has found his next gig as ABC’s The Mayor teeters on the brink of cancellation.
The actor has been cast in the lead role on CBS’ GOD FRIENDED ME, a light drama from Greg Berlanti.
Questions of faith, existence and science are explored in this series, from writers and executive producers Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt, about an outspoken atheist, Miles (Hall), whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
Marcos Siega will direct and also serve as an EP, along with Berlanti’s producing partner Sarah Schechter.
Though The Mayor producers and studio ABC Studios are shopping the comedy to other distributors, Hall’s new job will be in first position – meaning CBS will have dibs on the actor’s time should God Friended Me goes to series, even if The Mayor gets a second chance at life.
God Friended Me is thus far the only CBS drama pilot that does not somehow revolve around the lives and cases of law enforcement officers. It will compete for a slot on the 2018-19 schedule among reboots of of Cagney and Lacey, Magnum P.I. and LA Confidential, as well as new cop dramas like Red Line, The Code and Chiefs.
Linda Ge | TV Editor