NBC has ordered Ordinary Joe to series.
The new speculative-fiction drama from 20th Television, Universal Television (a division of Universal Studio Group), 6th & Idaho, and 3 Arts, explores the three parallel lives of the show’s main character, played by James Wolk, after he makes a pivotal choice at a crossroads in his life.
The series asks the question of how different life might look if you made your decision based on love, loyalty or passion, and will follow Joe’s life as a cop, a musician, and a nurse.
Ordinary Joe is written and executive produced by Russel Friend and Garret Lerner, with Matt Reeves, Adam Kassan, Rafi Crohn, and Howard Klein.
Adam Davidson directed the pilot.
“I still remember when Matt Reeves shared this passion project back when I worked at Twentieth. Russel and Garrett wrote such a compelling and emotional script that was expertly executed from page to screen,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, Entertainment and Streaming.
“We love how Ordinary Joe lets us experience the universal question of ‘what if’ through an incredible cast of characters and engaging storylines.”
The series also stars Natalie Martinez, Charlie Barnett, and Elizabeth Lail.