EXCLUSIVE: Josie Totah is set as a lead opposite Whitney Cummings and Lisa Kudrow in Good People, Amazon’s half-hour comedy pilot from Empire co-creator Lee Daniels and 2 Broke Girls co-creator Cummings, Amazon Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Written by Daniels and Cummings, Good People revolves around three generations of women — played by Kudrow, Cummings and Totah — working in the ombudsman’s office of a college that navigates the current cultural climate, the concept of feminism across different generations and the struggle to reconcile socially constructed ideas with current ethical views regarding complex issues such as sex, race, class and gender.
Totah plays Tallulah, a confident, perhaps “overly woke” Generation Z student liaison in the ombudsman’s office. If she wasn’t so smart, you’d think she was entitled because she has no problem challenging the older women she works for and educating them when it comes to social injustice.
Greg Kinnear, Martin Short and Ian Harding co-star. Cummings, Daniels and Kudrow executive produce. Daniels also directs.
Totah, who came out as transgender in 2018, starred on NBC’s comedy series Champions (as J.J. Totah) and appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming. She also co-starred in the sixth and final season of Fox’s Glee as Myron Muskovitz. Her TV series credits also include ABC’s Back In the Game, Disney Channel’s Jessie and CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, co-created by Cummings. As a writer, Totah, at the age of 15, sold her first television pitch to NBC and Universal TV, which she was set to produce alongside Adam and Naomi Scott as well as star in it. Totah, who also is an LGBTQ activist, is repped by WME and Trilogy Talent.
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