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Everything’s Gonna Be Okay at Freeform

US cable network Freeform has ordered a half-hour comedy from writer and comedian Josh Thomas (Please Like Me) and UK- and US-based Avalon Television to series.

Josh Thomas

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is a half-hour comedy about 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 their half-brother is the one who will have to hold it all together.

Thomas, who created the concept and wrote and stars in the pilot, will serve as showrunner. David Martin, Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner are the executive producers for Avalon Television, with Stephanie Swedlove and Kevin Whyte also exec producing.

The series will also star Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press and Adam Faison. It will be distributed internationally by Avalon Distribution.

It comes after Thomas, creator, writer and star of critically acclaimed Australian comedy drama Please Like Me, decided to end that show after four seasons last year.

“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,” said Freeform president Tom Ascheim.

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