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Kirsten Dunst is back with ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’

/ 07:49 PM September 30, 2019
Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst as Krystal Stubbs in “On Becoming a God in Central Florida”. Image: Screengrab from Showtime’s video “On Becoming a God In Central Florida (2019) Official Trailer | Kirsten Dunst SHOWTIME Series” via YouTube/Showtime

American TV channel Showtime has confirmed the second season of the drama-comedy “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” starring Kirsten Dunst, a month after its premiere.

Neither the shooting date nor the episode count of the upcoming season has been released by the show’s producers.

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“With such imaginative storytelling and an absolutely inspired lead performance, ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’ has been a revelation,” said Jana Winograde, co-president of entertainment at Showtime.

“Kirsten, Esta, Robert, Matt and Charlie have crafted a wondrous blend of satirical light within the economic and emotional melancholy that confronts so many Americans,” she added. “We couldn’t be happier that ‘On Becoming a God’ is on Showtime, nor more eager to see what wild events await our ensemble in the downline of season two.”

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Created by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky, the dramatic comedy tells the story of Krystal Stubbs, an employee in a water park who is chasing her own American Dream. It is based in Orlando, Florida during the 1990s. Krystal, a minimum-wage employee, does the best she can until the day she decides to infiltrate Founders American Merchandise (FAM), a multi-level marketing company whose pyramid scheme has bankrupted her family.

By lying and scheming, she climbs to the top of the powerful business structure handled by Obie Garbeau II. On her way to the top, she meets Cody, one of FAM’s most fervent disciples, with whom she develops a complicated relationship.

Produced by George Clooney and Dunst with Sony’s TriStar Television, the dramatic comedy began airing on Aug. 25 on Showtime. Ted Levine, Théodore Pellerin, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto and Alexander Skarsgård round out the cast. RGA/JB

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