‘Miracle Workers: Dark Ages’ Is ‘Game of Thrones’ Meets ‘The Simpsons’
Season 1 of the anthology series Miracle Workers was a workplace comedy set in Heaven. Much of the cast returns for this go-round — a medieval saga on Earth — including Daniel Radcliffe (above), who stars as the royal offspring of King Cragnoor (Peter Serafinowicz).
He fills us in.
What is Prince Chauncely’s deal?
Daniel Radcliffe: Chauncely lacks any kind of self-awareness, grace or empathy. [He is] not violent by nature, so naturally he is a huge disappointment to his father, who comes from a long line of brutal warlords. The main challenge he faces is how he can escape the life his father has planned for him, in order to live a life that might make him happy.
Will sparks again fly between your character and costar Geraldine Viswanathan’s?
Our characters meet when I pretend to have been struck and gravely injured by a runaway cart that Alexandra [Viswanathan] accidentally let roll down a hill. Shortly thereafter, I have her father [Steve Buscemi] sentenced to death by decapitation. It’s really a very cliché meet-cute.
What’s the best part of doing an anthology series?
In some cases, it was just awesome to get to work with some people I hadn’t before. Jon Bass and I never had a scene together in Season 1, but I actually got to do stuff with Jon this year. We become rivals for custody of a duck! So look out for that!
Miracle Workers: Dark Ages, Season Premiere, Tuesday, January 28, 10:30/9:30c, TBS