The show stars Steve Buscemi as a burned-out God (and he's great), who's come to the annoyed conclusion that He screwed up with creating Earth and has decided to blow it up in two weeks and come up with some other idea. (One that He's excited by is a restaurant surrounded by a river, though since He'll have blown up Earth it will have to float in outer space or, well, somewhere.) And the other star is Daniel Radcliffe as a nerdy angel (and he's great) whose hapless job -- but it's one he's grown to love, since it's pretty much all he knows -- is the only one assigned to answer prayers. Though impossible prayers are way too much, and sent to God (which wearies the Almighty), so angel Craig contents himself with answering the most-manageable prayers, like helping someone find their keys. Though he can only deal with a few a day.
Entering his lonely, cavernous office is a spunky, enthusiastic angel Eliza, played by Geraldine Viswanathan (and she's great -- are you catching a theme here...), who wants to help, but only makes things more convoluted.
The premise of the series is that Eliza has made a bet with God that she and Craig have to find impossible prayer and if they can answer it in two weeks, then Earth will be saved.
The was created and written by Simon Rich, who wrote for Saturday Night Live, created the series Man Seeking Woman, and co-wrote additional material for the animated Pixar film Inside Out -- and has been signed to write the prequel, Willy Wonka.
Here's the trailer, which gives a good sense of the limited series, though only touches the surface. Followed by a big bonus.
And here's the big bonus. If you missed the premiere, and are interested in seeing it, you don't have to search around for its next air date or track it down On Demand. I've embedded it below --