A MILLION LITTLE THINGS Boss Reveals the Planned Season 3 Storyline That Got Tweaked - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS Boss Reveals the Planned Season 3 Storyline That Got Tweaked

November 19, 2020 by  

A Million Little Things Season 3 spoilers

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS – “hit & run” – In the aftermath of Eddie’s car accident, Katherine leans on their beloved group of friends for support. Meanwhile, Rome and Regina face a tough decision about the future of their family, and Delilah sees how her kids are thriving and wants the same for herself. Maggie jump starts her new life in Oxford, while Gary continues to navigate his new relationship with Darcy on the season premiere of ABC’s “A Million Little Things,” airing THURSDAY, NOV. 19 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Jack Rowand)
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When A MILLION LITTLE THINGS concluded its second season, Eddie (David Giuntoli)—who was walking out of a bar, having held on to his sobriety—was hit by a car.

But as the show prepared to start production on season 3 (which debuts Thursday, November 19 at 10/9c on ABC), they did so in a whole new world: COVID-19, which shut down production around the globe after the series’ sophomore season wrapped, posed new challenges for filming.

“There was a moment where we didn’t know if we might be moving [production] out of Vancouver, back to the states to help with [the new complications and restrictions]…which would cause me to, perhaps, lose some actors that way,” A MILLION LITTLE THINGS creator DJ Nash shares. “And then when we went up to be in Vancouver, it requires a two week quarantine for anyone to set foot on a stage; we certainly had many more restrictions about that. So it’s been definitely a challenge.”

“Though the priority for all of it was, let’s do this as safely as possible,” he continues. “Safety has to come first and be more important than anything. And then as soon as we were confident that we could make the show safely, it became about being aware that we are responsible—I am, personally, responsible—for about 250 rents and mortgages and wanting to make sure that people continue to be okay through this pandemic.”



Nash, who has long arced out storylines well in advance, has also had to contend with changing long-planned moves within the show.

“[Regina and Rome’s] storyline [which the writers laid out in mid-season 1] is probably the one that changed the most,” he admits. “And that is the one that I had planned for the longest period of time. I actually love where we’ve landed, and I feel like it’s probably, with where the world is right now, even more a story that people identify with and feel seen by. But it changed dramatically because I was [dealing with] some production restrictions and had to call uncle for a few stories. Delilah’s also changed pretty drastically.”

Complicating matters is the fact that the show has 11 series regulars, whose storylines frequently intersect…and often requires many of the actors to be together in the same small space.

“Creatively, scenes are shot differently than they were last year,” Nash acknowledges. “I will say, I’ve now seen five episodes. And if I didn’t point out to you how they’re different, you might not be able to tell. But group scenes of all of them hanging around, talking about something, those scenes are few and far between—and, generally speaking, happen outside.”

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, Season Premiere, Thursday, November 19, 10/9c, ABC

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