Everything’s Gonna Be Okay returns for its second season April 8 at 10 pm on Freeform.
The comedy created by and starring Josh Thomas shows the life and web of twenty-something Nicholas. After visiting his father in America Nicholas unexpectedly becomes the primary caretaker for the two teens after his father’s death. He is left with the responsibility of taking a parental role and raising his teenage half siblings as they explore the realities of high school, youth, autism, and grief.
The show captures a family in transition from existing as two separate households and merging into one and life without the familial patriarch. The family’s transition continues in season two with the transition into stay at home orders and life in quarantine while also continuing to build their familial dynamic.
Actor Adam Faison portrays Alex in the show which is Nicholas’s boyfriend. The show does a powerful job at portraying a diversity of realities from sexuality, race, neuro-diversity, disabilities, etc. Diversity was worked into the show in a way that is authentic since the actors are portraying aspects of their own identities and realities with their characters.
The actor hopes the show will allow audiences to learn about CODAs (child of deaf adults). Alex’s relationship with his father provides a window to viewers for the life of not only CODAs but the world for a parent who is deaf. We currently operate in a hearing centered society and the show explores the challenges that the normalization of ableism presents both for the characters and for the cast as well.
The second season continues the stories of Nicholas, Alex, Genevieve, and the world around them. The second season premieres April 8 on Freeform. Audiences will continue to watch the characters navigate life as a family while also evolving.