Miracle Workers, the anthology series on TBS starring Daniel Radcliffe, has just launched its second season, Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, and, you guessed it: It's going medieval on us. In hilarious ways.
In the first season, Radcliffe and co-star Geraldine Viswanathan (as Craig and Eliza) are two angels in the Prayer-Answering department of Heaven. Their boss, a very distracted God who has grown bored of earth and decided to rededicate his efforts to opening a restaurant, has agreed to a bet with Eliza: He will spare the earth its planned destruction if she and Craig can answer a seemingly impossible prayer. Throughout the season, Craig and Eliza get into all kinds of hijinks (no spoilers here!), meet a few friends along the way, and ultimately forestall earth’s destruction.
Series two transports our protagonists to the Dark Ages, where they’ll discover just how backwards and perilous life in the Middle Ages can be. As Craig, now a medieval prince, learns how to acclimate to a daily routine that includes public executions, and Eliza, now a school maid, attends classes on the flatness of the earth and the existence of the devil. They’ll both have to devise a plan to survive one of the darkest periods in world history. With a cast including Steve Buscemi, Jon Bass, and Karan Soni, Miracle Workers: Dark Ages is just the antidote we need when current life on earth seems overwhelming.
To celebrate the premiere of the new season and to help viewers get in the medieval mood, Miracle Workers: Dark Ages hosted a screening in downtown Manhattan replete with all the trappings of a medieval feast. Upon entering the Dark Ages Tavern (Houston Hall), guests were met with the deep, cool darkness of a stone castle. High above guests’ heads, wooden chandeliers hung from the rafters, which were dotted with pennant banners emblazoned with lions. Candelabras were placed along the walls providing warm candlelight, interspersed with dress forms fitted with medieval garb. Along one wall hung oil-like portraits of Miracle Workers cast members, including one hilarious depiction of Daniel Radcliffe as Craig that is featured in the show. Overall, the cavernous venue was made to feel cozy, warm, and welcoming, despite the somewhat menacing theme.
Read on to experience all of the miracles on display at the screening and premiere party.