CBS has released a whole lot of photos to promote the September 30 series premiere of God Friended Me. The new series stars Brandon Micheal Hall as a young man who receives a Facebook friend request from “God” — and that person is pointing him in the direction of helping others, including The Flash’s Violett Beane.
If you just can’t wait for September 30, the God Friended Me pilot is available to watch for free on multiple platforums including he CBS app, CBS All Access, CBS.com, Facebook Premieres, Twitter, iTunes, and more.
Here’s how CBS describes it; the photos for Episode 1 can be found below.
Miles Finer (Brandon Micheal Hall), an outspoken atheist podcaster, finds his life turned upside down when he receives a friend request from “God” on social media and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him, on the series premiere of GOD FRIENDED ME, Sunday, Sept. 30 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Violett Beane, Joe Morton, Suraj Sharma and Javicia Leslie also star.
Miles is intelligent, hopeful and optimistic, but he doesn’t believe in God. This puts him at odds with his father, Reverend Arthur Finer, a beloved preacher at Harlem’s Trinity Church for 25 years who is stung by his son’s strong rejection of his faith. Miles feels he’s found his purpose in life hosting a podcast where he’s free to speak his mind, but that changes when he receives the ultimate friend request. After repeated pokes by “God,” Miles’ curiosity takes over, and he accepts the request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom, an online journalist suffering from writer’s block. Brought together by the “God” account, the two find themselves investigating “God’s” friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Joining them on their journey are Miles’s supportive sister, Ali, a doctoral psych student by day and bartender by night, and his best friend, Rakesh, a sometime hacker who helps Miles and Cara research the enigmatic account. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he’ll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.
God Friended Me
GOD FRIENDED ME stars Brandon Micheal Hall (pictured) in a humorous, uplifting drama about Miles Finer (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from God and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. GOD FRIENDED ME will premiere this fall on Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:30-9:30 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Screengrab/CBSÃÂ©2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
God Friended Me stars Brandon Micheal Hall (Miles Finer), Violett Beane (Cara Bloom), Joe Morton (Reverend Arthur Finer), Suraj Sharma (Rakesh Singh), and Javicia Leslie (Ali Finer).
Guest stars in the first episode of the series include Rachel Bay Jones (Susan), Christopher Redman (John Dove), Kyle Harris (Matthew James), Francesca Ling (Parker), Shazi Raja (Jaya), Flor De Liz Perez (Natalie), Daniella Rabbani (Rabbi Zoe), Emily Jackson (Stacie), Tara Pacheco (Receptionist), Gino Cafarelli (NYPD Officer), Melvin Mogoli (Barista), Eleanor Koski (Liv), Zachary Gemino (Tibetan Boy), Andrew Kaempfer (Driver), Elliot Santiago (Bodega Owner), and Jonathan Sale (Preacher).