The Filipinos are coming to Hollywood! Actually, they’ve been here, but no one’s really paid us no mind. A new sitcom titled Josep (a hella Filipino title, by the way), based on the life of a Fil-Am nurse is in development at ABC.
It’s about damn time a series about a Filipino nurse get made.
Jo Koy is attached to star as the titular nurse and is also set to executive produce the half-hour comedy which follows Josep as he navigates dating, fatherhood and his mother moving in with him. Steve Joe serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner.
The Always Be My Maybe team of Michael Golamco and Randall Park who also serve as writers will executive produce under their Asian American comedy-forward production banner Imminent Collision, along with executive producer Hieu Ho. The sitcom comes from 20th Television. Joe Meloche also executive produces alongside Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar for Kasdan’s production company The Detective Agency.
As far as we know, this is the first Filipino-fronted sitcom to make its way to a major network. This adds to Jo Koy’s Filipino narratives in the works which includes the upcoming feature Easter Sunday which is directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and written by Ken Cheng. Jo Koy is joined by an inclusive cast of Eva Noblezada, Brandon Wardell, Tia Carrere, Asif Ali and
Koy is repped by Arsonhouse Entertainment, CAA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman. Joe is managed by Dennis Kim and A.B. Fischer of Literate. His lawyer is Ken Richman. Imminent Collision is repped by UTA and Myman Greenspan. Park is also managed by Artists First and Golamco by Manage-ment.