He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids who just lost their mum, and now face an even more uncertain future.
But the colourful and inquisitive locals ensure his dream of a fresh start does not go to plan.
After writing a hit song, he was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. So imagine his surprise when Fiona, a needy, single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son Marcus move in next door and disrupt his perfect world.
When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Wills not so sure about being a kids new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible.
Will Cole be able to save the fate of mankind or is mankind bound by fate?