'God Friended Me' Cast Reacts to Surprising & Sad Cancellation
God Friended Me's days of friend suggestions are numbered, and the cast made sure to acknowledge how important the show has been to fans as they said goodbye.
Brandon Micheal Hall addressed the cancellation, which was "completely out of our control," in a live Instagram Q&A. After swallowing the "hard pill," he spent time reflecting on the two years. He expressed his gratitude for the show and the people he worked with, as well as the fans' reception of his character and series' premise, following "a black atheist finding his way ... through spirituality."
Violett Beane shared a series of photos of the cast and crew on set alongside her farewells. Noting her "sadness," the actress confirmed the news that the series will be ending.
"I've been so humbled by all of the messages I've received from all of you throughout these last two years, about how much these stories have impacted your lives and helped you through some tough times," she wrote alongside her messages of gratitude to the cast, crew, and creators. "That's all any of us could’ve hoped for and I’m glad we were able to give you that for the two years that we did."
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Disclaimer: SADNESS :( Unfortunately this is the end of the road for the god squad. We found out yesterday that our show will not be continuing for a third season. I’ve been so humbled by all of the messages I’ve received from all of you throughout these last two years, about how much these stories have impacted your lives and helped you through some tough times. That’s all any of us could’ve hoped for and I’m glad we were able to give you that for the two years that we did. Thank you @wynbrandt1 @stevenlilien @msiega @gberlanti @sarahsowitty for believing in these stories and for believing in me, I’m so happy I got to be a part of this world for the last two years. @brandonmichealhall @canttakeadamnpicture @javicia and Joe. I mean the times we’ve had! I love you all so much, I’m proud of the work you all have done, and cannot wait to see what you conquer next ♥️
Meanwhile, Javicia Leslie posted a video thanking the fans and every person who worked on the show. "I wanted to come on here to talk to you guys personally just to say thank you. To sit in front of the TV and watch our show on Sunday night with your family, with your friends, to support such a beautiful message that's all about just seeing people for who they are," she said. "Even though we're coming to our end, I really pray that it has done something for you all to then influence you all."
Leslie also acknowledged the importance of her character's storyline this season; Ali was diagnosed with breast cancer. "It's just been such an honor to play this character, this woman who is fighting a battle that so many women are fighting and to be able to be a part of that message and to tell that story and to further that story and to show more exposure to that story," she says. "I have read all of your messages about your own fight and your own battles with cancer and to know that Ali was at all a support or a comfort in knowing that you're not alone, it was such an honor."
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The CBS drama is signing off after two seasons with a two-hour finale on April 26. "The creative team behind the show has one last 'friend suggestion' in mind, as well as an ending we hope brings a satisfying conclusion to Miles' journey in search of the God Account," CBS and Warner Bros. Television's statement teased. Will that include revealing the person behind the God Account?
God Friended Me, Sundays 8/7c, CBS