Josh Thomas series given greenlight in US

Eminently-talented Josh Thomas has landed his own comedy series with Disney-owned cable network Freeform.

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, written by and starring the Please Like Me star, has been given an impressive straight-to-series order of 10 episodes.

Thomas stars as Nicholas, a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenage half-sisters, one of whom has autism. He is not particularly helpful in raising his siblings, but when their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls have to cope with not only a devastating loss, but also the realisation that Nicholas is the one who will have to hold it all together.

It will also star Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press and Adam Faison.

“The absolute bestest thing about having a brand-new TV show is getting to create new characters,” Thomas said. “I love the characters in this show, and I love how our cast depicts them — they are funny and kind and fascinating. I feel very grateful to Freeform for giving me the opportunity to introduce them to you.”

Thomas serves as showrunner on the comedy and executive produces alongside David Martin, Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner for Avalon Television. Stephanie Swedlove and Token’s Kevin Whyte also executive produce.

“Both on- and offscreen, Josh is a master of creativity and bringing unique stories about underrepresented topics to television,” Freeform President Tom Ascheim said. “At Freeform, we are committed to elevating narratives that resonate with today’s youth culture and this series is the perfect vehicle for that. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Josh to tell the story of this unconventional, quirky family that will spark many conversations around love, grief and adulting.”

It isn’t yet clear where the series will land in Australia.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

5 Comments:

  1. I consider ‘Please Like Me’ to be one of the finest (and bravest) shows to ever come out of this country. Really excited to see what Josh will bring us next.

  2. Sounds like a reskinned Please Like Me which should be brilliant. If you can see past Josh’s oddness, which a lot of people seem to get stuck on, there were consistently powerful and nuanced moments surrounding sexuality and mental illness throughout Please Like Me’s run. If Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is ‘just a comedy’ though, rather than more of a dramedy, then I do not have high hopes for it.

  3. It’s unfortunate that Josh looks like Adam Lanza the dark night shooter in that pic.

    The premise sounds distinctly unfunny. More of the same from Josh.

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