If God wanted to reach a modern prophet in 2018, would he send a burning bush? Not likely. In this age of social media, with everyone seeking an emotional connection, what if God reached out on Facebook? Questions of faith, existence and science are explored in this comedic, uplifting drama about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he receives a friend request on social media from "God" and unwittingly becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
Miles Finer (series star Brandon Micheal Hall), is intelligent, hopeful and optimistic, but he doesn't believe in God. This puts him at odds with his father, Reverend Arthur Finer (series star Joe Morton), a beloved preacher at Harlem's Trinity Church for 25 years who is stung by his son's strong rejection of his faith. Miles feels he's found his purpose in life hosting a podcast where he's free to speak his mind, but that changes when he receives the ultimate friend request.
After repeated pokes by "God," Miles' curiosity takes over, and he accepts the request and follows the signs to Cara Bloom (series star Violett Beane), an online journalist suffering from writer's block. Brought together by the "God" account, the two find themselves investigating "God's" friend suggestions and inadvertently helping others in need. Joining them on their journey are Miles's supportive sister, Ali (series star Javicia Leslie), a doctoral psych student by day and bartender by night, and his best friend, Rakesh (series star Suraj Sharma), a sometime hacker who helps Miles and Cara research the enigmatic account. Miles is set on getting to the bottom of what he believes is an elaborate hoax, but in the meantime he'll play along and, in the process, change his life forever.