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On Becoming a God in Central Florida 

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In 1992 Central Florida, a minimum-wage water park employee lies, schemes, and cons her way up the ranks of the cultish, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin.
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Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgård Face Off in Florida

Showtime's new series "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" pits a minimum-wage water-park worker against the leaders of a billion-dollar pyramid scheme.

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Series cast summary:
Kirsten Dunst ...  Krystal Stubbs 10 episodes, 2019
Théodore Pellerin ...  Cody Bonar 10 episodes, 2019
Mel Rodriguez ...  Ernie Gomes 10 episodes, 2019
Beth Ditto ...  Bets Gomes 10 episodes, 2019
Ted Levine ...  Obie Garbeau II 10 episodes, 2019
Usman Ally ...  Stan Van Grundegaard 8 episodes, 2019
Julie Benz ...  Carole Wilkes 7 episodes, 2019
Cooper Jack Rubin ...  Harold Gomes 7 episodes, 2019
Kevin J. O'Connor ...  Roger Penland 6 episodes, 2019
Josh Fadem ...  Pat Stanley 5 episodes, 2019
John Earl Jelks ...  Judd Waltrip 5 episodes, 2019
Melissa De Sousa ...  Mirta Herrera 5 episodes, 2019
Da'Vine Joy Randolph ...  Rhonda 5 episodes, 2019
Sharon Lawrence ...  Louise Garbeau 5 episodes, 2019
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Set in a small Orlando-adjacent town in 1992, this dark comedy series stars Kirsten Dunst as Krystal Stubbs, a minimum-wage water park employee who lies, schemes and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise (FAM)-the cultish, flag-waving, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin in the first place. Determined to make a better life for herself, Krystal dives deep into FAM, until her business begins to affect those closest to her. Written by SHOWTIME

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Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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On Becoming a God in Central Florida See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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This series was originally developed in 2017 to air on AMC, with the pilot to be directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. It was announced in 2018 that it would instead be directed by Charlie McDowell and the full season would air on YouTube Premium. In 2019, almost a year after filming was completed, the series was again moved to debut on another network, this time on Showtime. See more »

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Quirky Dark Comedy
14 September 2019 | by yellowgirlySee all my reviews

I haven't seen a show like this in a while and it is such a refreshing treat. Reminds me of True Blood minus the monsters and the bayou. Kirsten Dunst and everyone in this show totally nail their roles. My only complaint is the accents... I grew up in Florida and as much as Hollywood tries to get it right... Florida is not "the south" so not a whole lot of "twang" going on except for mayyyybbee Jacksonville or along the panhandle since it's so close to the FL/GA line. Other than that? The whole idea of this show is brilliant. Great story, great direction, great acting. Loving it so far.


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