Fans of Hollywood’s finest are in for a treat with two new TV series coming soon on Warner TV, exclusive and express from the US. ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ and ‘Miracle Workers’ both have a star-studded cast from the likes of Harry Potter, Boardwalk Empire, Scandal and The Walking Dead.
Here’s a brief rundown on what Miracle Workers and Whiskey Cavalier are.
A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc., God (Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire) is ready to end the world and move on to his next project. Craig (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter), and his fellow lowlevel angels Eliza (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sanjay (Karan Soni), will try to convince God and prevent the end of the world in two weeks by pulling off their most seemingly impossible miracle yet: make two humans kiss.
Based on Simon Rich’s book “What in God’s Name”, Miracle Workers has a whimsical charm with its witty and humorous take on the afterlife.
Whiskey Cavalier is a high-octane, hour-long action dramedy that follows the life of FBI agent Will Chase aka Whiskey Cavalier (Scandal star Scott Foley) and CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge aka Fiery Tribune (Lauren Cohan, aka Maggie from The Walking Dead) who will lead an inter-agency team, full of flawed and funny, yet heroic spies who are out to save the world. Whiskey Cavalier is a perfect blend of action, suspense, comedy, and romance.
Warner TV is known as the Home of the Superfans and is the No. 1 English general entertainment channel in both national urban and Mega Manila. Its shows include The Big Bang Theory, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Young Sheldon, Gotham and a raft of blockbuster movies.
Thoughts on the shows
I was already kind of intrigued just by the thought of Steve Buscemi as God and not your usual Morgan Freeman plus Daniel Radcliffe as a secluded Miracle Worker. It also has a bunch of really funny new-ish kids in the cast (Geraldine Vishwanathan from Blockers, Karan Soni from Deadpool, Lolly Adefope from lots of UK TV) makes it even more compelling.
With having just watched the pilot, I can say it was excellent. Which got me to anticipate more of the upcoming episodes. It’s very funny with an immediately engaging characters and plot, cool set design. Kudos to Geraldine for having an awesome Pilot episode. She carried that real good.
There’s just something about the fate of the entire earth hanging upon a bet to get two people to become a full pledge couple.
What’s not to love?
As for Whiskey Cavalier, The series reminded me of Chuck, has a similar vibe and the chemistry between the cast is great! Perfect casting of the leads.
As pilots and newer episodes go, I thought it was pretty great. Action was well done and there was a fair few genuinely funny moments. There were a couple of winks to the audience too, showing they’re not taking themselves too seriously, which is great. Loved the dynamic between Scott Foley, Lauren Cohan and Tyler James Williams. I’m really interested to see how this format plays out over the course of a season.
I’ll just say that I loved the dialogue and the instant chemistry between the three who were on the road trip together. Lots of good stuff there, and I’ll be back for more.
Be sure to catch Whiskey Cavalier on Monday, February 25 (sneak peek) & 29, and Miracle Workers on Wednesday, March 6, on Warner TV on SKYCable Channel 34 and Cignal Channel 235