Ted Danson as Michael
“The Good Place” star Ted Danson said that the Season 1 twist that Michael is actually evil created more room for humor in Season 2. Ron Batzdorff/NBC

“The Good Place” star Ted Danson said that playing Michael on the NBC comedy series becomes much more enjoyable for him after it was revealed in the Season 1 finale that the good-natured facilitator of the Good Place is actually a conniving architect of the Bad Place.

“It’s just delicious,” Danson told Vulture of his experience so far of playing evil Michael in Season 2. “It’s fantastic going from this sweet, kind architect of the Good Place who as soon as the humans leave the room can turn around and have hysterics about how silly and stupid they are, and how much fun he has torturing them. There’s so much more room for humor.”

“It’s always fun to play the bad guy,” continued the three-time Golden Globe-winning actor. “It’s hard to be politically correct in life as well. It’s much more fun to be a little naughty. I would watch the show last year and sometimes I’d look at myself and be like, ‘Wow, either that’s some of the worst acting I’d ever seen, or good. I can’t tell.”

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Danson revealed that fans will see Michael interacting more with his bosses in the Bad Place in Season 2. Michael, as expected, will also continue fooling Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason/Jianyu (Manny Jacinto) into thinking that they’re in the Good Place.

“It’s wonderful,” Danson said of what fans can expect from the show’s sophomore run. “We’re about halfway through shooting the second season. It’s packed with great twists and turns and funny stuff. We’re no longer trying to create this new world, we’re just having a lot of fun.”

While Michael will basically just continue torturing Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason/Jianyu next season, series creator Michael Schur assured fans that the next season is going to be different from the show’s freshman run. “[Michael is] going for a different thing now,” Schur told Entertainment Weekly last March. “He says … that the problem was that they all spent too much time together too quickly, so he’s going to spread them out, give them each a different soulmate, torture them individually for a while, and then slowly bring them together.”

“The Good Place” Season 2 will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on NBC