Freeform Picks Up Josh Thomas’ New Comedy Series


A new comedy series from Josh Thomas, the creator of Please Like Me, has been picked up to series by Freeform.

Freeform has ordered ten episodes of Thomas’ half-hour comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, which it is co-producing with Avalon Television. Thomas created the concept, and wrote and stars in the pilot. He will also serve as showrunner, with David Martin, Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner serving as executive producers for Avalon Television. Stephanie Swedlove and Kevin Whyte also serve as executive producers.

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay will star Thomas 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. When their dad becomes terminally ill, the girls not only have to cope with the devastating loss but also with the realization that Nicholas, who’d not previously taken a role in raising them, will be the one to hold everything together. In addition to Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press and Adam Faison will star in the series.

“The absolute bestest thing about having a brand new TV show is getting to create new characters,” said Thomas. “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.”

Tom Ascheim, president of Freeform, added: “Both on and off screen, Josh is a master of creativity and bringing unique stories about underrepresented topics to television. 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.”