ABC is ramping up the casting for its Jo Koy pilot, Josep.
Per Deadline, Mia Katigbak and Rory O’Malley have joined the cast of ABC’s Josep. They’ll star alongside Jo Koy, who is also executive producing the project. As it stands, Josep has only received a pilot order, which was officially given the greenlight back January.
Josep, hailing from 20th Television, will provide a fictionalized take on the comedian’s real life. It’ll follow him as a recently divorced Filipino American nurse as he attempts to navigate dating and fatherhood, while also dealing with a “very Filipino mother” who goes out of her way to help. Katigbak will play the mother, Lorna, who is described as a little Filipino force of nature. While O’Malley will play Seth, an earnest guy married to Jo’s sister, Gemmalyn.
Koy will executive produce the series alongside Steve Joe (Doogie Kamealoha M.D.). Also serving as producers are Randall Park and Michael Golamco, who are also said to be writing for the half-hour comedy.