“Ordinary Joe”, the trailer, the plot, the cast and the release date of the series aired on Sky

You remember Sliding Doors, the film with Gwyneth Paltrow who, depending on whether or not she took a certain subway, found herself living two different lives? Here, it is not so dissimilar from the premise from which it starts Ordinary Joe, TV series coming to Sky. Below all the information on the series – the release date, the plot, the cast – and the official trailer in Italian.


When Ordinary Joe comes out

The innovative series produced in the USA by NBCU arrives in Italy starting April 13 on Sky Serie and streaming on NOW. The episodes will also be available on demand.


The cast of the series

Garrett Lerner and Russell Friend (House, MD), 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 Kimbreau, is played by a well-known face of US seriality: James Wolk (The Crazy Ones, Mad Men, Tell Me a Story, Watchmen). The series, a bit like This is us, is produced by 20th Television and Universal Television for NBCU. In the first scenario Joe is an established rock star, he is married to aspiring politician Amy Kindelán (Natalie Martinez) and supported by Eric Payne (Charlie Barnett), his best friend and manager. His former college girlfriend Jenny Banks (Elizabeth Lail) has become a successful lawyer, but she keeps a secret about her old relationship with Joe. In the second scenario Joe is a calm nurse still romantically linked to Jenny: they had a child, but they are no longer happy. In this reality, Amy is married to Eric, Joe’s best friend turned chef. In the third scenario, Joe is a heroic policeman who, ten years after his graduation, meets Amy again, who has become an established politician alongside Congressman Diaz. Jenny is instead an assistant district attorney: she had a son by Joe, but she never revealed it to him.


Also starring David Warshofsky as Frank Kimbreau, Joe’s uncle; Anne Ramsay as Gwen Kimbreau, Joe’s mother; Adam Rodriguez as Bobby Diaz, Congressman; Christine Adams as Regina Diaz, Bobby’s wife; 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; finally Jack Coleman in the role of Dr. Douglas Banks, father of Jenny.

What Ordinary Joe is about

This is the synopsis of the plot released by Sky: “Life is made up of choices and sometimes a single instant 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 yet another a policeman, just like the deceased 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 what might happen: after all, life is always messy, sometimes exciting and sometimes difficult, but certainly unpredictable”.

Ordinary Joe trailer

If you have ever wondered where you would be today if you had taken a completely different path, watch the official trailer of the Ordinary Joe series, arriving on Sky in April.

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