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Josh Thomas' 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' gets premiere date and new trailer - WATCH

The 'Please Like Me' creator's new US comedy drama is almost here.

2019-11-21

Almost three years after the finale Please Like Me aired, Josh Thomas is back with a brand new series which looks set to explore family, mental health and sexuality with the same irresistable mix of wry wit and unexpected emotional clout.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay, Thomas' new half-hour comedy drama for US network Freeform, sees the Australian comedian, actor and writer play neurotic 25-year-old Nick, who begins caring for his two teenage half-sisters - one of whom has autism - after their father develops a terminal illness.

It's now been confirmed that the series will premiere on 16 January in the US and will also be available to stream on Hulu, while a newly-released trailer has provided us with another glimpse of what's to come from Thomas' next project.

 

The Queensland-born star made his name on the comedy circuit before penning the first season of the semi-autobiographical Please Like Me in 2013, chronicling the life of a young 20-something coming to terms with his sexuality after his mother attempts suicide.

Co-starring former Neighbours actress Caitlyn Stasey, the series was praised for its frank depiction of LGBT and mental health issues and won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy series three years in a row from 2014-16.

Thomas, who is gay, previously explained that he would "hate" to create shows that didn't include LGBTQ representation - and revealed that Everything's Gonna Be Okay would continue that through his character Nick.

"I would just hate to have my very own TV show that doesn’t involve boys kissing," he told The Hollywood Reporter last year.

"In this show, he is very comfortably out and no one is fussed by it. And he, like, already knows how to bottom. So, I’m not sure how much further ‘exploration of sexuality and identity’ there will be.

"But there will be gays in it being gay, I promise. Always."

Everything's Gonna Be Okay premieres on 16 January in the US on Freeform and Hulu.