10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Steve Buscemi Replaces Owen Wilson in TBS Anthology
There's a change at the top of TBS' upcoming comedic anthology Miracle Workers.
Owen Wilson has dropped out of the seven-episode comedy from Lorne Michaels and Simon Rich, with Steve Buscemi stepping in to star opposite Harry Potter grad Daniel Radcliffe. Wilson is said to have just walked away from the project.
Miracle Workers is executive produced by Saturday Night Live's Michaels and created by Man Seeking Woman's Rich, who also will serve as showrunner on the series. In addition to Michaels, executive producers include Rich, Wilson, Radcliffe and Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, which will produce the series in association with Turner's Studio T. The series is scheduled to premiere in 2018. TBS picked up the comedy in May as part of its upfront slate.
The series is described as a heaven-set workplace comedy based on Rich's book What in God's Name. Radcliffe will play Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity's prayers, and Buscemi will step into Wilson's role as Craig's boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. To prevent Earth's destruction, Craig must achieve his most impossible miracle to date.
The role marks Buscemi's largest TV commitment following HBO's Boardwalk Empire. His credits also include Louis C.K.'s self-released Horace and Pete as well as episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Portlandia. The Fargo and Monsters, Inc. actor is repped by WME and Gotham Group.