EXCLUSIVE: J. Lee, who serves as part of the main cast of Fox’s The Orville, will direct his first feature titled Wednesdays, a dark comedy he wrote and will also star in along with Seth Green (Family Guy), Emmy Raver-Lampman (The Umbrella Academy), Michael Mosley (Ozark) and Cooper Friedman (Girl Meets World).
Loosely based on Lee’s own experiences, he will play Gabe, a seemingly put-together, successful thirtysomething who has just discovered therapy. He sees his therapist every Wednesday to try to unpack his deep-rooted family issues, his estrangement from his perfect match Millie (Raver-Lampman), and how to deal with his erratic ex.
But one day he meets a 9-year-old kid, Alec (Friedman) who also sees a psychologist in the same building. Alec convinces Gabe that his mom forgot him at the office, they go on a winding misadventure that will help Gabe find his truth and help Alec find his worth, all while examining our own pre-conceived notions about race, mental health and life.
Production is slated to begin this month. Lee and Stephen “Dr” Love (The Land) are exec producers.
Raver-Lampman is repped by WME and Authentic.