Kirsten Dunst and George Clooney team-up for new TV dark comedy

Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming A God In Central Florida
(Image credit: Patti Perret/SHOWTIME/Sony Pictu)

Hollywood star Kirsten Dunst is back on screen in new TV series, On Becoming A God In Central Florida, which is produced by George Clooney

Kirsten Dunst, best known for big screen blockbusters like Bring It On and the Spider-Man trilogy opposite Tobey Maguire, is back in a new TV series, On Becoming A God In Central Florida.

In the dark comedy set during the early 90s, which premiered in the US this week, Kirsten stars as Krystal Stubbs, a young mum working at a water park who finds herself getting involved with Founders American Merchandise (aka FAM) - a controversial pyramid scheme which her husband Travis (True Blood and Big Little Lies star Alexander Skarsgard) has invested money in.

Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming A God In Central Florida

Krystal (played by Kirsten Dunst) and her husband Travis (Alexander Skarsgard) become involved with a controversial pyramid scheme in On Becoming A God In Central Florida.(Picture: Showtime/Sony Pictures Television)

"My character is cutthroat, but with a heart of gold,” Kirsten told Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab). "It’s about a mother trying to make it work! I get to put things that are ugly in front of myself into my roles. I can express my rage through Krystal. It ends up almost being therapeutic in a way. For me, I could play Krystal because I understand her, but also I get to release those things as well."

In just the first couple of episodes of the series, which is coming to the UK soon, Krystal gets to fire a shotgun, skin an alligator alive, speed through the door of a car salesroom aboard a 4x4 vehicle and pull-off a kooky beauty pageant dance!

Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming A God In Central Florida

Yee-haa! Krystal (played by Kirsten Dunst) knows how to make an entrance in On Becoming A God In Central Florida. (Picture: Showtime/Sony Pictures Television)

One of the Executive Producers of On Becoming A God In Central Florida is none other than George Clooney! You might remember, George co-starred with Kirsten in hit medical drama ER back in the day.

During Season 3 of the series in 1996/1997, Kirsten guest starred as a street kid, Charlie Chiemingo who is helped out by Dr Doug Ross.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E9L-8nHAAE

Kirsten recently took some time out to enjoy life as a first-time mum to baby Ennis with her real-life fella, Jesse Plemons. The couple met while filming TV series, Fargo, for which Kirsten was award nominated for her role as hairdresser Peggy Blumquist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU9SVg5i0WA

On Becoming A God In Central Florida will air in the UK at a later date

Simon has long been a fan of soap operas, and especially loves OVER-THE-TOP plots involving evil twins, hair-pulling catfights and natural disasters.

Anyone remember the Sunset Beach earthquake/tidal wave?

Or when Krystle Carrington got locked in the attic and replaced by look-a-like Rita in Dynasty?!


Simon has written for a variety of TV and childrens’ magazines/websites including Inside Soap, Nickelodeon, What’s On TV, Radio Times, Metro, Girl Talk, Disney Girl, Toxic! and Digital Spy.

He has reported LIVE from the red carpet at The British Soap Awards interviewing glammed-up stars from soapland, and hosted a Facebook LIVE session for Metro with Home and Away legend Ray Meagher (Alf "Stone the flamin' crows!" Stewart) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aussie soap.


Simon is also co-author of The Treasures Of Coronation Street (Carlton Books)


And the writer and director of (very!) low budget fright flick, Midsummer Night's EVIL and the sequel webisodes series, The Hatchet Woods HORROR.