Friday, April 8, 2022

BET+ Orders Dark Comedy 'Average Joe' Starring Deon Cole

BET+ has today given a series order to the original dark comedy series Average Joe starring Deon Cole (Black-ish, Angie Tribeca). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

Set in The Hill district of Pittsburgh, blue-collar plumber Joe Washington (Cole) discovers his recently deceased father lived a secret, second life and stole millions of dollars from dangerous people just before he died. Now those people think Joe knows where it is. A bloody and violent confrontation triggers a chain of events that force Joe and his close-knit circle of family and friends out of their very average and mundane lives into a life or death race against time to find the truth and the millions.

Robb Cullen created the comedy. He will executive produce with McG, Mary Viola and Corey Marsh. Wonderland Sound and Vision will produce.