Josh Thomas’ Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is the story of a neurotic 25-year old (Thomas) who volunteers to be legal guardian of his two teenage sisters – one of whom is on the spectrum – when he learns their father is terminally ill.
Everything’s gonna Be Okay premieres of Freeform on Thursday, January 16.
FREEFORM PROMISES “EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE OKAY,” WITH SERIES PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
Freeform announces Josh Thomas’ return to television with “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” premiering THURSDAY, JAN. 16. Critically acclaimed for his series, “Please Like Me,” Thomas once again takes on a multi-faceted role as creator, writer, executive producer and star of the 30-minute comedy, which 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. When Nicholas’ trip is extended due to his father’s untimely death, 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. A first-look clip wherein Nicholas proposes guardianship of his sisters Matilda and Genevieve is available here.
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.
Neurodiverse actress and activist Kayla Cromer stars as Matilda, a high school senior who is driven to succeed and on the autism spectrum. She is Nicholas’s bright and outgoing half-sister who is curious and contemplative, and if she doesn’t initially understand something she’ll put in the work to figure it out. 17-year-old stand-up comedienne Maeve Press as Genevieve, Nicholas’ other half-sister who has a unique comedic sensibility and 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 and she struggles with finding her place in the world. Newcomer Adam Faison rounds out the cast of series regulars as Alex, a romantic interest of Nicholas’ 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.