From ‘Ramy’ to ‘Miracle Workers,’ TV Producers Are Mining Faith for Storytelling

  • Variety
From ‘Ramy’ to ‘Miracle Workers,’ TV Producers Are Mining Faith for Storytelling
As the real world around the entertainment industry is becoming increasingly dark, the number of shows that deal with faith and spirituality is bordering on the miraculous.

For many writers and producers, this is an opportunity to offer an antidote to the stress of daily life and try to infuse their audience with a sense of hope and optimism. For others, such stories actually provide deeper ways to explore culture, comment on the state of humanity and ask audiences to hold themselves accountable for their actions.

“We found ourselves in this situation in the last couple years, in our country and around the world, where we felt we needed a show like ours,” says “God Friended Me” co-creator Bryan Wynbrandt. “We wanted to find something that spoke to everybody and hit that middle where we’re trying to have a conversation [and] we’re trying to see each other’s sides.
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