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Miracle Workers is the heavenly new comedy that will make you forget the world is a bad place.

I’m no doctor, but my best piece of advice for people who are in need of a quick pick-me-up is to settle down with a brand new, feel-good TV show.

And what better than a TV show set in (a kind of terrible) heaven?

Miracle Workers is the brand new comedy series premiering tomorrow, Wednesday 13 February, on Stan, and with its talented and eclectic cast, sharp writing and intriguing premise, it just might be what the doctor ordered for anyone still finding themselves in a New Year’s slump or fighting off true crime fatigue.

The seven-episode limited series is a workplace comedy set in heaven (called Heaven Inc. in this case) and focuses on low-ranking angels Eliza (played by Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan) and Craig (played by Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe) who find themselves joining together to save the world after their boss God (played by Steve Buscemi) has a bit of a work/life crisis and decides to shut down his business…effectively ending the world and all of humanity.

The heavenly new series can best be described as a cross-between The Good Place and 30 Rock, wrapping together questions of morality and the afterlife with humorous depictions of office woes, such as sub-par middle management and awkward HR interviews, all shown through a celestial lens.

Daniel Radcliffe’s Craig is a low-level angel working away in the Department of Answered Prayers (although he only picks the simplest ones to answer, like helping people find their lost keys) while Geraldine Viswanathan’s Eliza is a strong-willed angel who stands up to a sulking and chaotic God instead of quietly accepting a job transfer out of heaven.

In order to save the world, Craig and Eliza make a bet with God that they can answer a seemingly impossible prayer by helping two humans, Laura and Sam (played by Sasha Compere and Jon Bass), fall in love.

Of course, it doesn’t take the unlikely duo long to realise they’ve picked perhaps the worst prayer of all to try and answer.

Watch Miracle Workers star Geraldine Viswanathan chat to Mamamia about her heavenly new comedy series and working with Daniel Radcliffe.

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For actress Geraldine Viswanathan one of the highlights of working on Miracle Workers was starring alongside Steve Buscemi and Daniel Radcliffe, adding that “I never knew how much I needed to see Buscemi play God until I heard about this show.”

The 23 -year-old actress, who scored her international breakout role in the hit comedy Blockers opposite Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena, told Mamamia that Miracle Workers is less of an exploration of religion or faith and more a funny exploration of a dysfunctional heaven.

“There have been so many heaven-set movies and TV shows and I think that’s just because the idea is so limitless, there is so much room for curiosity there so the show is not actually meant to be a comment on religion, it just a great playground for comedy,” she said.

“When you picture an angel you might picture something very ethereal and calm, but my character is not like that. Eliza is very tough and confident and she wants to make a change in heaven. She is also working in this very broken system that is Heaven Inc.

“I can definitely relate to Eliza’s dissatisfaction with work, I know what it’s like to work in a job you’re dissatisfied with. I worked as an Escape Room attendant for a while which was fun at first but I would not recommend it.”

In Miracle Workers, Geraldine performs the majority of her scenes with Radcliffe, who of course is best-known for his portrayal of Harry Potter in the blockbuster franchise based on J.K Rowling’s best-selling books.

While many women Geraldine’s age would have grown up watching the hit films and be in awe of Radcliffe, she admitted she was actually kind of terrified of them.

“Daniel Radcliffe is really the dream scene partner and our two characters together are very fun to watch,” she said. “I actually watched the first Harry Potter movie when I was eight and it put me off them for a bit because I was so scared.

“I’ve told Daniel this and he thinks I’m just so ridiculous because it’s not that scary, but I’m a wuss.”

Still, these two are quite magic together on screen and their chemistry and comedic timing as two not-so-great angels is the stand-out element of Miracle Workers.

So if you’re looking for a heavenly new TV show to sink your teeth into, your prayers have very much been answered.

Miracle Workers will premiere on Wednesday February 13 on Stan, with new episodes then dropping weekly the same day as the U.S.

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