If you have ever wondered where you would be today if you had taken a completely different path, the story for you is coming: welcome to the three lives of Joe Kimbreau, the protagonist of Ordinary Joe, innovative NBCU series arriving on April 13th on Sky Serie and streaming on NOW, of which the official trailer is released today.
Garrett Lerner And Russell Friend, creators and executive producers of the series, imagine three different and paradoxical life paths for a single character, who at the time of graduation finds himself having to choose which career to pursue, forever changing his destiny and that of the people around him. The protagonist, Joe Kimbreauis interpreted by a well-known face of US seriality: James Wolk (The Crazy Ones, Mad Men, Tell Me a Story, Watchmen).
In the first scenario, Joe is one rock stars established, he is married to aspiring politician Amy Kindelán (Natalie Martinez) and joined by Eric Payne (Charlie Barnett), his best friend and manager. His ex college girlfriend Jenny Banks (Elizabeth Lail) has become a successful lawyer, but keeps a secret about her old relationship with Joe. In the second scenario, Joe is soft-spoken male nurse still romantically linked to Jenny: they had a child, but are no longer happy. In this reality, Amy is married to Eric, Joe’s best friend turned chef. In the third scenario, Joe is heroic policeman, who ten years after graduation meets Amy again, who has become an established politician alongside the deputy Diaz. Jenny is instead an assistant district attorney: she had a son by Joe, but she never revealed it to him.
Also in the cast David Warshofsky as Frank Kimbreau, Joe’s uncle; Anne Ramsay as Gwen Kimbreau, Joe’s mother; Adam Rodríguez as Congressman Bobby Diaz; Christine Adams as Regina Diaz, wife of Bobby; John Gluck as Joe and Jenny’s son; Joe Carroll as Ray, Jenny’s hypothetical husband; Gabrielle Byndloss as Mallory, Eric’s hypothetical wife; Jason Burkey as Darren, another hypothetical husband of Jenny; in the end Jack Coleman as Dr. Douglas Banks, father of Jenny.
ORDINARY JOE is created by Garrett Lerner and Russel Friend, also executive producers, and is produced by 20th Television and Universal Television for NBCU.
Life is made up of choices and sometimes a single moment can change it forever. Joe Kimbreau knows this well, and once he graduates he doesn’t know which path to take. From the night of the ceremony, his existence takes a decidedly unexpected turn, unwinding in three parallel universes: in one Joe is a successful rock star with many lights and some shadows, in another a nurse who works too much, and in another still a cop, just like his late father. Joe’s choice profoundly changes not only his destiny, but also that of the people around him. Everything seems mutable, but the truth is that there are no right choices or wrong choices, no matter what may have happened or may happen: after all, life is always messy, sometimes exciting and sometimes difficult, but certainly unpredictable.
ORDINARY JOE – From April 13 on Sky Serie and streaming on NOW, available on demand