5 Things You Should Know about God Friended Me
Miles Finer is an intelligent young man who is known for two things: his atheist beliefs and his outgoing personality.
He is also outspoken. During his spare time, he hosts a podcast – dubbed “The Millennial Prophet” – where he shares his thoughts about religion.
“There is no proof of God anywhere in the universe,” a smiling Miles says at the beginning of a typical podcast. “… I am your host Miles Finer, reminding you that there is no God, and that is OK.”
His goal is to be picked up by a well-known platform and become the Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens of podcasts. But along the way – in fact, right when he’s close to reaching his goal – something strange happens. He receives a social media request from, well, God.
At first, Miles ignores the request, thinking it’s spam or perhaps even a prank. When he finally accepts the request, though, the social media platform starts suggesting other friends for him – friends he doesn’t know. Then it gets even stranger: He begins bumping into these people – those people from social media he’s never met -- in real life.
The first encounter results in him stopping a man from committing suicide. It’s as if the social media platform – or is it God? – wants Miles to impact others for good. Who knows? Perhaps it will change Miles, too.
The drama God Friended Me debuts on CBS Sunday (Sept. 30), starring Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor) as Miles Finer; Violett Beane (The Flash) as his journalist friend, Cara; Javicia Leslie (MacGyver) as his sister, Ali; and Joe Morton (narrator, American Experience) as his father, Arthur.
The pilot episode shows Miles befriending Cara, a journalist who is suffering from writer’s block and who is on the verge of being fired. Miles helps her keep her job, and she in return pledges to help him find the person claiming to be God.
Here are five things you should know about the series: