*We caught up with Deon Cole to speak about his latest role in the dark comedy “Average Joe,” set to premiere June 26 on BET+.
Inspired by the life of creator Robb Cullen, “Average Joe” is a darkly comedic, intense one-hour drama set in “The Hill” district of Pittsburgh. Blue-collar plumber, Joe Washington (Couple), discovers his recently deceased father lived a secret second life and stole millions of dollars from dangerous people just before he died,” per the synopsis. “Now those people think Joe knows where the money 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.”
Couple stars alongside Tammy Townsend, Malcolm Barrett, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Michael Trucco, Ashley Olivia Fisher, Pasha Lychnikoff, and Ashani Perkins.
McG serves as an executive producer on the series along with Robb Cullen, Eric Dean Seaton, Corey Marsh, Mary Viola, and Deb Evans.
“Robb’s script blew me away and remains one of the best I’ve ever read,” said Devin Griffin, EVP and GM of BET+, Deadline reports. “We’re thrilled to partner with McG, Mary, Corey and the Wonderland team on this bold and ambitious project. Together, we are assembling a dynamic cast to bring this gripping story to life at a level it deserves .”
“At Wonderland, our goal is to captivate, surprise and entertain audiences. Because of the collaboration with our brilliant partners at BET+, Robb Cullen’s series is going to do just that with his raw, authentic characters, subversive comedy and elevated storytelling,” added Wonderland’s McG and Mary Viola, per Deadline.
In our exclusive video interview below, Deon and Michael unpack the journey that their “dark” characters are going to take us on over the course of the 8-episode series.
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