When it first started, TBS’ Miracle Workers focused on two angels working to fulfill very specific prayers. In season two, its characters lived in the Dark Ages. In season three, they explored the Oregon Trail. Now, in season four, they’re facing End Times, fighting to survive in a highly parodied version of cinematic dystopia. Stars Daniel Radcliffe and Geraldine Viswanathan return, this time to play road warrior Sid and warlord Freya Exaltada, whose relationship faces challenges as they deal with the expected and unexpected implications of living in a post-apocalyptic world.
Awards Radar had the chance to speak with Radcliffe and Viswanthan about the joy of getting to see their two characters in a romance from the very start in season four. Viswanathan expressed that “It’s been such a common thread in the other seasons, the will-they, won’t-they kind of thing, and I think it was nice to just get to it and be together from the start this time. I thought that was a wise choice from the writers.”
Radcliffe added: “It allows us so much more time. Robert, one of the show creators of the series, Robert Padnick and Dan Mirk, Robert really wanted this series to be about settling down in your thirties, set against the backdrop of a dystopian future. It was nice to just be together from the start and you’re just joining them a few years into their relationship, and it opens up different stuff to be making jokes about.”
Asked to choose a favorite from their four characters, Radcliffe said: “I really like Sid. I love the outfit…I got to wear some really cool stuff. I also just basically had one costume for the entire show. Actually, I’ve managed to do that the last two seasons. I basically just one had costume for the entire time. I just really won there. I’d probably go with Sid. Sid or Craig from the first season, I enjoyed playing him as well.”
Viswanathan also favored season four: “I think Freya is my favorite. I got to have so much fun playing an insane person. She’s just the most different from all the other characters that I’ve played in the other seasons. But other than that, I would say Alexandra Shitshoveler was up there for me as well. I really loved being in the Shitshoveler family.”
Watch the full conversation below.
Miracle Workers: End Times premieres Monday, July 10th on TBS, with new episodes dropping weekly at 10pm.