BC students this past Friday found themselves in “God’s” presence.
A film crew came to the Brooklyn College campus on Friday, Sept. 20 to shoot a pair of scenes for the television show “God Friended Me.” The first scene was filmed around 11 a.m. in front of the library; a second scene was shot around 2 p.m. in the newly renovated lecture hall in 148 Ingersoll Extension.
The show, which airs Sunday evenings on CBS, stars actor Brandon Micheal Hall as an atheist who receives cryptic messages from a Facebook account claiming to be God. Hall was on campus during the shoot, as was his co-star Violett Beane.
Film crews frequently shoot on location at Brooklyn College, taking advantage of the campus’s distinctive and scenic exteriors. Most recently, over the summer, Will Smith was spotted on the East Quad, shooting scenes for his film “Gemini Man.”
It’s not a coincidence the film crew arrived on Friday. Usually, film crews shoot on the quad on days where few courses are scheduled, to avoid interrupting students on their way to class. Sometimes this is not the case, as was the case in December 2017, where film crews blocked off large portions of the East Quad while shooting a scene for an episode of FX’s “The Americans,” much to students’ dismay.
According to a producer for the show, the scenes shot at Brooklyn College will be in the eighth episode of “God Friended Me”’s second season, slated to air later this November.