Before Karan Soni was killing it in the religious comedy genre on the TBS anthology series Miracle Workers, he was hanging out in alternate reality space on the show Other Space. Unlike Miracle Workers, which has aired two full seasons and was recently renewed for a third, Paul Feig’s 2015 space comedy never really got off the ground (despite being in a spaceship the entire time). After the series’ debut on Yahoo! Screen, the streaming service met its demise, and Other Space was but a blip on the UMP Cruiser radar.
But while Miracle Workers fans are wondering what Simon Rich story the third season will center around, Soni fans can now watch the entire first season of Other Space on DUST — the online streaming platform that’s giving the forgotten series a second shot. Soni is a self-proclaimed fanboy of both Miracle Workers, on which he played Sanjay Prince on season 1 and Lord Chris Vexler on season 2, and his co-star Daniel Radcliffe, who played Craig Bog on season 1 and Prince Chauncley the Pretty Cool on season 2. And he’s not afraid to show it. Soni spent a great deal of season 1 of Miracle Workers chatting up Radcliffe about his time on Harry Potter.
Like most millennials, Soni grew up with the Harry Potter book and movie series — and it had a profound impact on his childhood. While many people say “never meet your heroes” and “certainly don’t work with them,” Radcliffe proved, once again, that he’s an incredible person both on and off the screen. Karan Soni spoke with Looper in an exclusive interview to tease some of his behind-the-scenes Potter talk with Radcliffe, and to dish on what the actor is really like to work with.
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