If you want to be an A-lister, then you need to “look at where you are and think about what you wanna be,” according to Kirsten Dunst’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida character. In the new trailer for Showtime’s forthcoming dark comedy series, we meet Dunst’s Krystal Stubbs, a minimum-wage-paid worker who climbs her way up the ladder of a multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme, Founders American Merchandise, by lying, scheming and cheating her way to the top in search of the American Dream.
As Stubbs works her way up through the company, which is run by Ted Levine’s Obie Garbeau II, she develops a twisted relationship with its loyal follower Cody, portrayed by Théodore Pellerin (Boy Erased), and her actions begin to affect the lives of those around her.
Alexander Skarsgård, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto, Usman Ally, Julie Benz, Melissa De Sousa, John Earl Jelks, Sharon Lawrence, Josh Fadem, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Mary Steenbrugen all co-star alongside Dunst.
Premiering Aug. 25, the show is created and executive produced by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky. Smokehouse Pictures’ George Clooney and Grant Heslov will produce alongside Dunst, as well. Showrunner Esta Spalding and the pilot episode’s director Charlie McDowell also serve as producers. The series was originally supposed to premiere via YouTube, but Showtime picked it up last month.
Watch the trailer for Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida below.