Justice League’s Joe Morton has joined the cast of the CBS pilot God Friended Me
Joe Morton (Justice League, Scandal) has joined the cast of the CBS pilot God Friended Me, according to Variety. The show recently cast The Mayor‘s Brandon Michael Hall in the lead role. The cast also includes Suraj Sharma and Javicia Leslie.
Morton, who will be series regular, will play Reverend Arthur Finer. “A thoughtful and intelligent man, Miles’ father has been the Reverend of Trinity Church for the past 25 years. Although he doesn’t agree with his son’s strong rejection of his faith, he wants him back in his life.”
Executive producer Greg Berlanti’s new drama will explore the questions of faith, existence, and science in what is described as a humorous and uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist, Miles (Hall), whose life is turned upside down when he is “friended” by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
Gotham’s Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, the duo behind Fox’s TV series Alcatraz, wrote the script for God Friended Me. The two are also serving as executive producers alongside Berlanti and Berlanti Productions’ Sarah Schechter. The Warner Bros. Television pilot will be directed by executive producer Marcos Siega.
Joe Morton was recently seen as Silas Stone in the Warner Bros. film Justice League and he plays Rowan Pope on the TV series Scandal. He also appeared in the Syfy series Eureka and the films Terminator 2, Paycheck and Speed. Morton has been seen in The Good Wife as Daniel Golden and more recently on Grace and Frankie.
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