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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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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. Season finale.


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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On Becoming a God in Central Florida See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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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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About a side of americans we don't get too see often from hollywood.
23 September 2019 | by relaxitaxiSee all my reviews

As I'm writing i can't get off my head Krystal's words of the last aired episode (Ep 6) "Being broke it hurts like bad" and it hited so hard because it's what this show has been telling us since it started and i'm very grateful about that, I'm grateful because you don't get to see this subject of economic survival being a problem in a lot of contents lately coming from series and movies. Yes, their are characters in other series who struggles but it's only a tool to describe something else. On becoming a god is a critical statement about the evolving and brutal capitalism we're living in, it's not surprising for me that it was hard to find a platform for it because this content makes you think about a lot of stuff that we don't when we're watching TV. Kirsten Dunst is an amazing actress and plays the part of Krystal just perfectly, like her two biggest costars here Thédore Pellerin and Mel Rodriguez who are fantastic as Cody and Ernie. The writing, the characters, and also the subtle comedic tone of it makes this show a 10/10 for me. If you haven't seen it already give it a chance because it's worthy.


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