Deon Cole To Topline BET + Dark Comedy ‘Average Joe’ – Deadline

Exclusive: Dion Cole (Black-ish) Has been cast in the lead role in BET + ‘s upcoming Dark Comedy Average Joe. The series, which received a cast contingent script-to-series order in February, came from Rob Cullen and McGee.

Set in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and inspired by Cullen’s life, Average Joe The blue-collar plumber follows Joe Washington (Cole) who discovers that his recently deceased father lived a secret, second life and stole millions of dollars from dangerous people just before he died. Now those who think Joe knows where he is. A bloody and violent conflict triggers a chain of events that forces Joe and his close circle of family and friends from their average and worldly life to the truth and millions of people compete for life or death against time.

Dark Comedy is written by Cullen, who will co-produce executive for Wonderland Sound and Vision, along with McGee, Mary Viola and Corey Marsh.

Cole is a comedian, writer, producer and actor. He was recently seen on Netflix The harder they fall And Kelly Kalir I’m fine thanks for asking). Cole will be appearing on Blitz Bazuwale’s next Purple And Kenya Barris’ People. Known for his work as Charlie On Black-ish And Adult, Cole is a three-time NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series. She was also present at Angie Tribeca.

He also received two Emmy-nominations for his work as a writer Paradise. Cole speaks of two special, Netflix Cole Hearted And Comedy Central Dion Cole: Cole Blooded Seminar. She made her debut in 2020 Work ‘It Out The stand-up documentary on Netflix is ​​Joke’s YouTube channel.

Cole is represented by WME and Kirsten Ames Management.

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