In an effort to build buzz around their new Thursday night comedy A to Z, NBC has released the pilot episode on Hulu before its scheduled October 2 premiere. To celebrate, we were given a chance to visit the set, chat with the cast, and rifle through Andrew Lofland’s desk. Here’s what we learned.
8 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, and 1 hour
This is the precise amount of time that the two main characters will date. And while this relationship timeframe makes for a promisingly tight first season story arch, it did leave us with questions about what would happen should it be granted a second season. Luckily, show creator Ben Queen was on hand to quell our concerns. “I feel like putting a ticking clock on their relationship made it feel real,” he says. “In that stage of dating you’re always aware of how long you’ve been together.” As for a season two, season one will end with a huge change to said relationship, which will then set up the next season. A marriage proposal? A break up? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out.
Cristin Milioti Is Adorable in Person
She’s also not on any form of social media, which we kind of admire and are suspect of in equal measure. Having come off such a high profile role as The Mom on How I Met Your Mother, she’s happy to play a role that she gets to define on her own. “There was a lot more of me in Tracey McConnell [HIMYM], I think. So it’s been fun getting to play someone that’s a little different,” she says. And while she may not be on social media, she does watch TV like rest of us - watching Comedy Central’s Drunk History on Hulu. (We like her all the more for that.)
Hulu gets it, it’s just an A to Z kinda week!