TBS’s ‘Miracle Workers’ gets a second season, but not staying in Atlanta

Originally posted Friday, August 2, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

TBS's "Miracle Workers," a satirical comedy which aired season one earlier this year, is Simon Rich's version of "American Horror Story." He plans to use the same core actors each year but in completely different settings.

Daniel Radcliffe, Steve Buscemi, Geraldine Viswanathan and Karan Soni are all returning for the second season.

Season two will be in a medieval setting, a far cry from “Heaven Inc.” in season one where Radcliffe played a low-level employee trying to keep God (Buscemi) from blowing Earth up.

According to Deadline.com, season two will revolve around a group of villagers in the Dark Ages trying to stay positive in an age of inequality and fake news.

Season one was shot largely at an old OFS plant off Jimmy Carter Blvd. and I-85.

UPDATE Augus t 5: I was just informed by Turner that the second season will actually be shooting overseas. This is similar to TBS’s “The Detour,” which was shot locally in Atlanta but moved elsewhere subsequent seasons.

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“I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to bring my novel “What in God’s Name” to life in season one,” said Rich, who also created FX’s “Man Seeking Woman.” “And now that I’ve bled that sucker dry, I’m really excited to tell a brand-new story with the same group of brilliant actors.”