Is ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ Coming Back for Season 2? What We Know About the Netflix Show Everyone’s Talking About

From divine intervention to downright comedic chaos, the Netflix series “God’s Favorite Idiot” had everyone abuzz—even if not all the talk was heavenly. As fans and critics sling judgments like arrows from quivers, we’ve dug deep to bring you the latest on whether Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy will grace our screens once again in this celestial dramedy.

The Genesis: What Sparked “God’s Favorite Idiot”?

As a refresher for the uninitiated, “God’s Favorite Idiot” centers around Clark Thompson, a rather ordinary tech worker who finds his life thrown into disarray when he’s struck by lightning. Why? Because, you guessed it, God has chosen him as a messenger. Trying to piece together this bewildering celestial puzzle is Amily Luck, portrayed by the fabulously funny Melissa McCarthy, who’s got enough disasters of her own to fill a divine dossier.

Is ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ Coming Back for Season 2? What We Know About the Netflix Show Everyone’s Talking About

No Rest for the Wicked: Season 2 Rumor Mill Spins On

According to Variety, Netflix initially planned to deliver a whopping 16 episodes in one go. However, the reality was a truncated eight-episode first season.

So what happened? Well, the production pipeline got a holy intervention of its own and was sliced in half. Does this mean the show is at risk of eternal damnation? Not likely.

Soon after the first batch of episodes hit the OTT platform, word got out that the streaming giant still plans to shoot the series in two sets of eight episodes each. The mystery remains around the “when” and “where,” but this offers a glimmer of hope that we’ll witness more from Clark and Amily in the not-so-distant future.

Heavens to Murgatroyd: What’s Next in the Celestial Saga?

From what The Guardian says, the first season of God’s Favorite Idiot was shot from March to early June 2021.

Speculation is rife about the trajectory for Season 2, especially given the cliffhanger that left fans yearning for more. The Guardian suggests that given the production timeline for Season 1, the eagerly awaited Season 2 could drop around mid-2023 if everything goes according to plan.

Is ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ Coming Back for Season 2? What We Know About the Netflix Show Everyone’s Talking About

The Cast: Who’s Back for Another Heavenly Round?

IMDb confirms that the lead pair of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone aren’t going anywhere.

They’ll be joined by an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Usman Ally, Ana Scotney, Chris Sandiford, Kevin Dunn, and more. Yep, it’s the same heavenly crew, or should we say, the same motley crew of heaven and earth.

Your Binge-Watching Bible: Where to Catch “God’s Favorite Idiot”

For those seeking salvation—or just a good laugh—the first season of “God’s Favorite Idiot” is available on Netflix. And should the gods, both old and new, bless us with a second season, you’ll find it right there on the same streaming service.

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Holy Alternatives: What to Watch While You Wait

Hungry for more of the same flavor? Shows like “The Chosen One” Season 2 and “The Bureau of Magical Things” Season 3 offer similar genre thrills to keep your binge-watching habits satiated until “God’s Favorite Idiot” returns.

Final Revelation

Though it has had a somewhat polarizing reception, “God’s Favorite Idiot” has sparked enough intrigue to make us wonder what’s next for Clark, Amily, and their celestial shenanigans. The show is far from being cast into oblivion and with luck—or perhaps divine intervention—we might see a second season by mid-2023. Keep your fingers crossed and your Netflix subscriptions active!