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On Becoming a God in Central Florida

On Becoming a God in Central Florida

Photo Credit:  Patti Perret/Sony/Showtime
  • Premiered: 
    August 25, 2019
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  • Network: Showtime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Black/Dark)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Robert Funke & Matt Lutsky 
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Plot Synopsis

Set in a small Orlando-adjacent town in 1992, ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA is a dark comedy series about the cult of free enterprise and one Krystal Stubbs's relentless pursuit of the American Dream. Krystal is 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 to ruin in the first place, run by the powerful Obie Garbeau II. Determined to make a better life for herself, Krystal dives deep into FAM and develops a tangled relationship with FAM's most loyal and fanatical follower Cody, until her business begins to affect those closest to her, including Ernie, her affable water park boss, and his FAM-skeptic wife Bets. Episodes include:

101: "The Stinker Thinker" (Premieres Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10pm)
Written by Robert Funke & Matt Lutsky
Directed by Charlie McDowell
Krystal Stubbs doubles down on her husband's dreams while he wrestles with leaving his J-O-B. Cody loses a friend, but meets his hero.

102: "The Gloomy-Zoomies" (Premieres Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:45pm)
Written by Robert Funke
Directed by Jeremy Podeswa
Krystal networks her way into an opportunity in the beauty pageant industry. Cody tries to be his own workhorse. Ernie builds a time capsule.

103: "A Positive Spin!" (Premieres Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 10pm)
Written by Matt Lutsky
Directed by Rose Troche
Krystal and Cody throw a rally. Ernie tries to connect with his son. Stan finds a new supplier for the water park.

104: "Manifest Destinee" (Premieres Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 10pm)
Written by Pamela Davis
Directed by Rodman Flender
Stricken with a bird disease, Krystal goes on an odyssey. A collection of vintage motivational tapes just might change Cody's destiny. Ernie tries recruiting.

105: "Many Masters" (Premieres Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10pm)
Written by Mike Goldbach
Directed by Daniel Scheinert
Obie and Louise Garbeau host a lavish motivational retreat at Paradise Cay for Washington-level entrepreneurs.

106: "American Merchandise" (Premieres Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10pm)
Written by Carlos Rios
Directed by Julie Anne Robinson
Krystal rubs elbows with the upper crust. Cody makes a surprising business proposal. Ernie finds his rhythm as a recruiter and celebrates with pizza.

107: "Flint Glass" (Premieres Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 10pm)
Written by: Esta Spalding
Directed by: Matt Spicer
Krystal takes initiative and drums up some press for her business. Cody finally gets some one-on-one coaching. Bets isn't sure about FAM.

108: "Birthday Party" (Premieres Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10pm)
Written by Robert Funke & Matt Lutsky
Directed by So Yong Kim
Krystal loses her job, but gets a personal invitation to Paradise Cay. Roger trains Cody in security protocols. Ernie and Bets cha-cha.

109: "Wham Bam Thank You FAM" (Premieres Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10pm)
Story by Pamela Davis
Teleplay by Jessica Blaire and Stephanie Riggs
Directed by Tricia Brock
The Orlando FAM community braces for the Wham Bam Thank You FAM 37th Anniversary Jam. Krystal's loyalties are tested. Obie opens his heart to some orphans. Harold says a cussword.

110: "Go Getters Gonna Go Getcha" (Premieres Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10:20pm)
Written by Robert Funke, Matt Lutsky, Esta Spalding
Directed by Charlie McDowell
Krystal helps Judd out of a jam. Cody finds himself pulled in two directions. Bets puts her foot down. Buck and Pat see an opportunity.

On Thursday, September 26, 2019 Showtime renewed ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA for a second season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by TriStar Television


  • - Orlando, Florida USA