The season finale of A Million Little Things ended in a shocking cliffhanger, but that’s not all the show-makers need to be worried about. They have to tread carefully to tackle the show’s narrative as a serious turn of events takes place at the end of the second season. Find out more.
- What A Million Little Things is about
- ABC renewed the series for a third season earlier this year
- Let us look back at the previous season.
- What would Season 3 explore? Hear from the creator himself!
When the first season of A Million Little Things aired on ABC in September 2018, viewers instantly related to the show’s authentic characters and their individual handling of life’s difficult events. Two successful seasons later, nothing has changed.
What A Million Little Things is about
Our story begins in Boston, where a closely-knit circle of friends are left distraught after a member of the group takes his own life. As they cope with his irreparable loss and pick up the pieces in the aftermath of his death, they soon come to realise that they need to look back and begin living better lives. What’s tougher is that they must now solve the unanswerable mystery of a man they thought they knew. A Million Little Things tackles difficult, real-life subjects in a way that truly makes the show stand out. It makes you as emotional as This Is Us did, and smile as F.R.I.E.N.D.S did.
The title of the show stems from the well-known saying, “Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” Created by DJ Nash, who came up with the idea following his single-camera comedy pilot, Losing It, the series has been often compared to Lawrence Kasdan’s, The Big Chill, 1983 comedy-drama film that shared a similar tone.
ABC renewed the series for a third season earlier this year
A Million Little Things was renewed by ABC for a third season in May 2020. Here’s where the little problems begin – a renewal means fans get answers to the shocking season 2 finale, when Eddie (David Giuntoli) was hit by a car on his way home to tell Katherine (Grace Park) how he was partially responsible for the death of a teenage girl during his time in high school. This means there’s one more mystery to unfold.
The journey ahead might be long since there are many secrets we are yet to learn, along with lessons that the group must still learn, the third season might explore a different, more serious narrative, where the friends must be supportive of each other. It’ll be difficult to watch for viewers though, and a challenge for the show makers – They’ll have to tread carefully through season 3.
Let us look back at the previous season.
The series has a million little things that tell its story. The second season continued to carefully develop each character’s story and the effect it had on their relationships. Even though the finale started out on a good note, the ending not so much. The episode kicked off as Katherine and Eddie (played by Grace Park and David Giuntoli) were set to renew their vows.
The happy ceremony had to be paused when Regina and Rome, (played by Christina Moses and Romany Malco) found out that Eve (played by Ebboney Wilson), the mother of their adopted baby was going into labour. Now that we’re on the subject, here’s something A Million Little Things and Grey’s Anatomy have come together to teach us — not many good things happen at hospitals. And definitely not in these television shows.
Regina and Rome, who were ecstatic to be parents and finally meet their son, are left heartbroken when at the last minute, Eve changes her mind and decides to keep the baby. To say that it was hard to watch for viewers is an understatement! There’s so much that happens in a span of 42 minutes.
What would Season 3 explore?
In an interview with TV Guide, when asked about the theme of season 3, DJ Nash said “I am really excited to talk about that when we present season 3. You see, people lookout for people who they didn’t even know because there’s a brotherhood and a sisterhood that exists everywhere. Similarly, within this group of friends, there is a way in which they look out for each other and that anything is surmountable when you have the love and support of your friends. I think this group of friends, like the world, will when this resolves itself, will have a perspective that will be incredible.”
We wonder if the entire cast will reprise their roles once again, now that ABC has given the series a green light. We’re predicting that season 3 of A Million Little Things will grace our screens sometime next year!