August 10, 2022

Deon Cole (black-ish, The Tougher They Fall) has signed on to steer upcoming BET+ authentic collection Common Joe, which is able to hail from Robb Cullen (Cop Out) and McG (Charlie’s Angels). Deadline was the primary to report the information. The collection has a forged contingent script-to-series order, which implies that the collection (not only a pilot) might be ordered as soon as some prime names signal on to the venture. Cole is undeniably a step in that route.

The plot for Common Joe is as follows:

“Set in The Hill district of Pittsburgh and impressed by Cullen’s life, ‘Common Joe’ follows blue-collar plumber Joe Washington (Cole) who discovers his just lately deceased father lived a secret, second life and stole thousands and thousands of {dollars} from harmful folks simply earlier than he died. Now these folks assume Joe is aware of the place it’s. A bloody and violent confrontation triggers a series of occasions that power Joe and his close-knit circle of household and associates out of their very common and mundane lives right into a life or demise race towards time to search out the reality and the thousands and thousands.”

Cole is maybe finest identified to audiences for each Black-ish and spinoff collection Grown-ish. There, he performs Charlie Telphy, a co-worker and finest buddy to Anthony Anderson‘s Dre Johnson. His position as Charlie is a wonderful showcase of Cole’s comedic chops and it is going to be attention-grabbing to see what he brings to Common Joe.


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Per the synopsis, Common Joe might be a darkish comedy, and an motion director like McG has the resume to convey a collection like that to life. It’s kind of of a brand new route for Cole, who has primarily caught to comedies. Nevertheless, he did just lately seem in Jeymes Samuel‘s Netflix western The Tougher They Fall reverse Idris Elba and Jonathan Majors. He additionally will quickly seem in Kenya Barris‘s function You Folks with Eddie Murphy and Jonah Hill, in addition to subsequent 12 months’s The Shade Purple, which is able to adapt the musical model of the fabric. Alfonso is the character Cole will play, which is a small however pivotal position.

BET+ is the streaming, on-demand extension of the BET Community which first launched in late 2019. The platform has put forth eight collection up to now, with three of these being dramas. Tyler Perry oversees a number of of the applications, which embody Ruthless, All of the Queen’s Males, First Wives Membership, and The Ms. Pat Present. There are additionally unscripted collection on the service, which embody the docuseries American Gangster: Entice Queens.

With Cole signing onto the collection, Common Joe must be shifting into manufacturing quickly.

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