Renewed or Cancelled – will there be a God’s Favorite Idiot season 2?

June 15, 2022
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This article discusses whether there will be season 2 of the Netflix series God’s Favorite Idiot and its renewed or cancelled status.

Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone teamed up again and released a new comedy on Netflix on June 15th, 2022, called God’s Favorite Idiot.

If you can remember Bruce Almighty, then the make-up of this series might feel somewhat familiar. Falcone’s character, Clark Thompson, is minding his business one day, shouting after his cats, when suddenly, a flagrant lightning bolt hits him. And, of course, he survives. However, he doesn’t immediately know that he has become an unwitting messenger of God and is tasked to fight off the evil that descends on earth. The comedy is in the character; a tech-support employee suddenly has to drum up his co-workers and friends and defend the living against the supernatural.

At Ready Steady Cut, we gave God’s Favorite Idiot an unfavorable review: “God’s Favorite Idiot feels too casual for its own good.”

Will there be a season 2 of the Netflix series God’s Favorite Idiot – renewed or cancelled status

Status: TBC/ Not renewed

Despite Netflix ordering 16 episodes, officially and at this moment in time, God’s Favorite Idiot has not been renewed for a second season, but maybe it’s too early to speculate at the moment. With Netflix remodeling their business on release slates, it would not be surprising if we heard some news relatively soon on the status of this series (possibly in a month). We want to add that season 1 was left on a cliffhanger with no moments of closure — there’s plenty left for the writers to explore if they choose to renew it.

However, with 16 episodes ordered, it’s very likely that there will be a season 2, unless season 1 is in total of 16 episodes, and they’ve split it into two parts.

Netflix tends to look out for watch hours, so let’s hope the series gets enough to justify a continuation.

What did you think of Netflix’s God’s Favorite Idiot? Comment below. 

You can watch this series with a subscription to Netflix.

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