Melissa McCarthy to star with husband Ben Falcone on Netflix sitcom God’s Favorite Idiot… after making film Thunder Force for the streaming giant
They have just made a movie called Thunder Force for Netflix.
And now the wife-husband duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are teeing up a workplace sitcom for the streaming service.
Melissa, 50, is starring with her husband on God’s Favorite Idiot which he is also creating, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Side by side: Bow the wife-husband duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are teeing up a workplace sitcom for the streaming service
Netflix has commissioned a 16-episode first season of the series, which stars Ben as a character called Clark Thompson.
Ben’s character apparently has to juggle his appointment as the Lord’s messenger on Earth alongside a job in tech support.
He will also reportedly be engaged in a workplace romance in the sitcom, which seems to also have an apocalyptic element.
Ben wrote and directed Thunder Force, a superhero comedy starring Melissa alongside Oscar-winning actresses Octavia Spencer and Melissa Leo.
So sweet: Melissa and Ben got married in 2005 and this year on their 15th anniversary she called him ‘the kindest, funniest and weirdest human I’ve ever met’
Power couple: The pair worked together on the 2011 hit comedy Bridesmaids
In fact when Octavia won her Oscar for The Help, she beat out her fellow nominee Melissa who had a best supporting actress nod for Bridesmaids.
Although the movie completed principal photography last year, Netflix has yet to publicly announce its release date.
Melissa and Ben got married in 2005 and have worked together several times since including on the flop 2014 movie Tammy.
Family business: Ben and Melissa’s films together include The Boss and The Life Of The Party, as well as Superintelligence (pictured) which bowed on HBO Max last week
The showbiz power couple co-wrote Tammy which Ben directed and which Melissa starred in alongside Susan Sarandon.
Ben and Melissa’s films together include The Boss and The Life Of The Party, as well as the new movie Superintelligence which bowed on HBO Max last week.
Superintelligence was directed by Ben who also has a supporting role in the film, which stars Melissa opposite Will And Grace heartthrob Bobby Cannavale.