God Friended Me is an American television drama that aired on CBS by September 30, 2018.
The series chronicles the life of Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist and podcaster, who is sent a friend request on Facebook by an account named "God."
This account suggests new friends to Miles, people in his hometown of New York City, who will require assistance.
Initially skeptical, Miles decides to follow these suggestions to help people. During his second such request, he meets and befriends Cara , a struggling magazine writer. His first request was actually a doctor who lost a patient and was also on the verge of losing his girlfriend.
Together with Cara and his hacker friend Rakesh, Miles also tries to find out who is behind the "God" account. Miles' atheist views sometimes causes friction with his father, who is the pastor of an Episcopal church in Harlem.
- Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer
- Violett Beane as Cara Bloom
- Suraj Sharma as Rakesh Singh
- Javicia Leslie as Ali Finer
- Joe Morton as Reverend Arthur Finer
- Parminder Nagra as Pria
- Rachel Bay Jones as Susan
- Shazi Raja as Jaya
- Kyle Harris as Eli
- Erica Gimpel as Trisha
- Victoria Janicki as Nia
- Gaius Charles as Reverend Andrew Carver
- Adam Goldberg as Simon Hayes
- Michel Gill as Wilson Hedges
On January 29, 2019, CBS announced it was renewing the hit drama for a second season.
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, "God Friend Me" has an approval rating of 59% based on 27 reviews, with an average rating of 6.36 out of 10.
The site's critical consensus reads: "A sincere and thoughtful handling of spiritual themes helps God Friended Me overcome—and even benefit from—its earnest approach to a potentially off-putting premise.
Metacritic (which uses a weighted average) assigned a score of 57 out of 100 based on 14 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."