Showtime has picked up the dark comedy series “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” a show previously acquired by YouTube. It’s set to premiere in August, and in the meantime, the official teaser is here.
The one-hour series stars Kirsten Dunst as Krystal, a water park employee who is determined to climb the ranks of the cultish pyramid scheme that drove her to ruin. She lies, schemes, and cons people in the process. Yet as she tries to make a better life for herself, her business will impact those closest to her.
It’s a “stylish and subversive female empowerment story,” according to Gary Levine, Showtime’s co-president of entertainment. He also highlighted that the series has “clever writing, inventive filmmaking, a strong, diverse ensemble and some alligators.” Watch the teaser below — which, alas, lacks alligators.
The show is created by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky, and Esta Spalding serves as showrunner. Dunst stars alongside Théodore Pellerin, Beth Ditto, Mel Rodriguez, and Ted Levine. Other cast members include Usman Ally, Julie Benz, Melissa De Sousa, John Earl Jelks, Sharon Lawrence, Josh Fadem, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Alexander Skarsgård, and Mary Steenburgen.
“On Becoming a God in Central Florida” premieres Aug. 25 on Showtime.
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