Kirsten Dunst Is Starring in a New Dark Comedy Produced by George Clooney

What do water parks, pyramid schemes and Kirsten Dunst have in common? They’re all coming together for a new dark comedy from producer George Clooney.

Dunst stars as Krystal Stubbs, a minimum-wage earning water park employee, in the brand-new Showtime series, On Becoming a God in Central Florida. Set in 1992 in a town outside of Orlando, the series tracks Krystal as she cons her way up the ranks of the Founders American Merchandise pyramid scheme. Once upon a time the company ruined her family and now she’s getting her revenge. Just watch.

According to Showtime, Krystal sets her eye on taking down FAM leader Obie Garbeau II (Ted Levine) and develops a relationship with the company’s most loyal follower, Cody (Théodore Pellerin) to make it happen. But eventually, her high-stakes business impacts her relationships with everyone around her. 

In addition to Dunst, the show also stars Pellerin (Genesis), Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies), Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth), Beth Ditto (Nocturnal Animals) and Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth).

It was created and executive produced by Robert Funke (any relation to Arrested Development’s Tobias Funke?) and Matt Lutsky and produced by Clooney, Dunst and Grant Heslov (Catch-22). Charlie McDowell (The One I Love) directed the pilot and is also producing. Esta Spalding (Masters of Sex) will serve as series showrunner.

On Becoming a God in Central Florida debuts in all its humid glory on Sunday, August 25, at 10 p.m. PT/ET on Showtime. We’re marking our calendars now.


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