The premiere of “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” is just around the corner. Freeform will air the first episode of the new comedy on January 16th, and the series serves as Josh Thomas’ triumphant return to television. You may know Thomas from his work on “Please Like Me,” and in “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” he serves as creator, writer, executive producer, and star. The 30-minute comedy introduces Nicholas (Josh Thomas), a neurotic twenty-something-year-old visiting his dad and teenage half-sisters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. In the show, Nicholas’ trip is extended due to his father’s untimely death. After the tragedy, the siblings are left to cope with not only a devastating loss, but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to rise to the occasion, move in, and hold it all together.
Freeform described the series adding, “Navigating autism, budding sexuality, consent, parenthood, adolescence, family and grief, the heartfelt comedy will follow this imperfect family as they discover the importance of finding happiness in the middle of really difficult moments, one awkward conversation at a time.”
Completing the cast are the two sisters. Kayla Cromer stars as Matilda, a high school senior who is driven to succeed while also on the autism spectrum. She is Nicholas’ bright and outgoing half-sister who is curious and contemplative; if she doesn’t initially understand something, she’ll put in the work to figure it out. Maeve Press stars as Genevieve, Nicholas’ other half-sister who has a unique comedic sensibility. Maeve is clever, dramatic and definitely a little weird. At school, she’s at odds with her authentic self, hanging around a group of girls who sharply contrast her kind-hearted family. Newcomer Adam Faison rounds out the cast of series regulars as Alex, Nicholas’ romantic interest introduced in the first episode.
Stephanie Swedlove and Kevin Whyte also serve as executive producers, with David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner executive producing for Avalon Television. Freeform released a first-look clip that shows the moment Nicholas proposes guardianship of his sisters, Matilda and Genevieve.
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