(RNS) — A smarty-pants atheist friends “God” on Facebook — and God friends him back.
That could be the elevator pitch for “God Friended Me,” a potential new hourlong television drama-comedy from CBS.
CBS ordered a pilot episode of the proposed show for the fall, and if it gains traction with audiences it could become a weekly television series.
“God Friended Me” is a product of Berlanti Productions, the Hollywood company behind the television shows “Dawson’s Creek,” “Supergirl” and “Riverdale,” among others.
The television trope of God talking to a skeptic is not new for CBS. “Joan of Arcadia,” a drama about