Just a few days ago we reported that The Mayor‘s Brandon Micheal Hall is hot commodity for networks during pilot season.
Now, the reports have come to fruition as he’s been tapped as the lead for CBS’s potential procedural, God Befriended Me.
The series is from Warner Bros. Television and Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions.
Its description: “God Befriended Me is described as a humorous, uplifting series, which explores questions of faith, existence, and science. It centers on Miles (Hall), an outspoken atheist 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.”
A relative newcomer, Hall earned rave reviews headlining The Mayor at ABC, which despite getting critical acclaim, is virtually canceled at the Mouse House. He also co-starred on TBS’ Search Party.
If ordered to series, this could make Hall one of only two black male leads on the network in many years, with the first being Jermaine Fowler on Superior Donuts. However, due to the recent flack CBS has gotten for diversity, and their recent commitment to change for the better, this may be a movement for more diverse leads at the network.