‘A Million Little Issues’ creator DJ Nash broke down all of the essential developments of the season Three premiere in our EXCLUSIVE interview. Spoilers forward!
The A Million Little Things crew is heading into uncharted territory in season 3. The Nov. 19 premiere picked up within the quick aftermath of Eddie’s accident. Eddie survived the hit and run, however he’s been paralyzed. In the meantime, Rome and Regina mourned the lack of their little one in several methods, and Maggie began the following chapter of her life in Oxford.
HollywoodLife acquired the EXCLUSIVE scoop from A Million Little Issues boss DJ Nash about what’s subsequent. Whereas it might seem to be Alex’s father is the one who hit Eddie, DJ teased that every thing shouldn’t be what it appears. The thriller behind who hit Eddie will prolong all through season 3. Plus, he weighed in on Maggie’s surprising new roommate, how Darcy will match into the group, and extra. Learn our Q&A under.
First off, I’m so sorry to listen to about your dad. I noticed the ending of the episode, and my ideas are with you. With regards to A Million Little Issues, Eddie has survived the accident, however issues have modified dramatically for him. Going ahead, how is he going to adapt to what his life is now?
DJ Nash: I’ll say that you could possibly not have began this interview higher. I met probably the most wonderful man I’ll ever meet in my life once I was 30 seconds outdated. My dad was blind, and he by no means let the truth that he couldn’t see maintain him from being the daddy we would have liked him to be and he needed to be. We’re going to look at Eddie go on this journey. He’s in a wheelchair now, and he isn’t going to be the dad he thought he was going to be. He’s not going to be the husband he thought he was going to be. It’s at first going to tear him aside. It’s going to be so onerous for him, and we’re going to look at him take this journey to redefine who he’s. You noticed after Jon died this group of associates redefine the guarantees they make to one another and to themselves. As I stated to everybody in teasing the story, Katherine and Theo’s life won’t ever be the identical. That’s completely true. Doesn’t imply unfavorable. Doesn’t imply constructive. It simply means it’ll be completely different, and that’s what we’re going to look at.
Eddie’s complete life has been turned the other way up. There was that second when the physician gave him oxycodone, and he didn’t need to take it. There’s a high quality line there together with his previous dependancy struggles, and he doesn’t need to get wrapped up in that world once more both.
DJ Nash: That’s not a query. That’s a press release, and I agree together with your assertion. Sure, it’s difficult. I believe all the issues that he would usually be dealing with are made extra sophisticated as a result of sure cures and reliefs aren’t out there to him.
So, is the person within the truck on the finish of the premiere Alex’s dad?
DJ Nash: Sure.
My subsequent query is, Alex’s dad was additionally ready exterior the bar Eddie was at however is he the identical individual that hit Eddie?
DJ Nash: Properly, I’ll say it appears that method. It undoubtedly appears that method.
Is there a motive why you didn’t present the precise automotive that hit Eddie? The present simply panned to Alex’s dad calling 911.
DJ Nash: You’re a really sensible viewer. I imply, one thing occurred within the first season after we put Constance Zimmer within the pews of that church. Our followers discovered that simply whenever you suppose it’s one thing, it’s not, which is kind of the message of our present. After which simply whenever you suppose Rome goes to take his life, it’s Jon. Simply whenever you suppose Eddie was having an affair with the mom of his guitar scholar, it’s Delilah. I believe our present does what life does, which is simply whenever you suppose you already know one thing or somebody, you don’t. We noticed Mitch, PJ’s dad, be very violent and offended, however it actually was coming from a love and safety he had for his son. Originally of the pilot, Katherine’s very unlikeable. And but, by the tip of his first season, you fall in love together with her. So in the same method right here, we’re watching a state of affairs. It is perhaps that the Reverend out of anger hit Eddie, however possibly it’s not. We’re following the thriller of who it was. If it was the Reverend, which does seem prefer it is perhaps, why would he do this? Why would he search out revenge? What’s he hiding?
The Reverend clearly has an emotional tie to Eddie. Will we proceed to see him in season 3?
DJ Nash: The dying of Alex affected Lindsay, Eddie’s sister, tremendously. And it’s now affecting Eddie a lot in order that he simply couldn’t let it go. It introduced him to virtually drink. It introduced him to, in an oblique method, with destiny and ending up in that wheelchair. I believe as he tries to come back to phrases with how truthful or unfair he feels the world is there’s a person who’s misplaced his daughter and has been scuffling with that for years. When these two lastly meet or encounter one another or confront one another, I believe each these issues will result in a really, very shifting scene.
I believe Darcy is such an awesome addition to the present. What are you able to say about how Darcy and Gary’s relationship goes to proceed as Maggie begins this new chapter at Oxford?
DJ Nash: What I can say is that I like this writers’ room. Particularly now throughout COVID, the power to come back to work, even when it’s over Zoom, is de facto distinctive as a result of all of us push one another and care in regards to the present a lot. I believe the choice to make Darcy initially Catherine’s pal, in order that she wasn’t simply one other girlfriend Gary was bringing into the group, has a extremely fascinating domino impact on this. So she does initially really feel near the group as a result of, in some methods, she’s Katherine’s finest pal that we didn’t find out about. Floriana [Lima] herself is so likable each on digital camera and off, that she naturally match into this group of characters. As writers, we’re torn. Clearly, we’re telling a Maggie and Gary love story, however it appears as if at the least these subsequent few chapters, Gary’s consideration is someplace else. We’re going to see how that performs out for him and the way Maggie’s story performs out. There’s a twist the place they’re thrown into one another’s lives very, very immediately.
When Maggie arrives in London, she meets her new roommate, Jamie, performed by Chris Geere. They get off to an fascinating begin. The place does that relationship go? May he be a possible love curiosity?
DJ Nash: What I’ll say is likely one of the most thrilling issues about being in season Three of the present is that we have now entry to individuals like we haven’t had earlier than. Chris Geere was the actor we had in thoughts after we wrote the half, so the truth that we acquired him is simply unimaginable. He’s humorous, and he’s additionally taking part in the emotion in such a gorgeous method. We simply couldn’t be extra thrilled that he’s joined our household. By way of what’s occurring for Maggie, I believe from the very starting of our collection, we have now liked the kind of uncommon method individuals meet different characters. Whether or not it’s Gary and Maggie in a most cancers remission group, whether or not it’s Constance Zimmer coming right into a chapel and complimenting Eddie on his eulogy, or Darcy being associates with Katherine first, there’s sort of an fascinating method by which we introduce the characters and the way that preliminary introduction continues to touch upon the connection all through his journey. With that in thoughts, Jamie and Maggie meet in very unlucky circumstances. They’re not imagined to stay collectively. He thought he was having a male roommate. She thought she was having a feminine roommate, and she or he inadvertently breaks up their relationship when she walks within the door. The results of that and the way that kinds their relationship is one thing we’ll proceed to comply with all through the season.
Rome and Regina are nonetheless within the quick aftermath of shedding their child. Whereas Rome is able to get the following child pondering that is their second likelihood, Regina shouldn’t be prepared. How will their approaches to accepting what has occurred impression their relationship?
DJ Nash: It’s so fascinating as a result of in some methods, they’re in precisely the identical place. They’re each coping with the devastating lack of their little one. It’s the way in which by which they’re coping with which are so very completely different. Rome’s choice to go try to get that Lenox child was kind of his response. How do I repair this? How do I erase this? Whereas Regina is appropriately feeling like: how do I mourn this? I believe the lack of this child, in some methods, is analogous to the dying of a kid. I’ve been married for 21 years now. I really feel like we’re going to make it. I believe the one factor that might doubtlessly problem our marriage could be if we misplaced a baby. I believe what they’re coping with is so painful. A 12 months in the past, Regina was all set to have a life with out children. And now due to Rome, she’s feeling this void. So there’s a specific amount of anger, and there’s a specific amount of damage. I believe from Rome’s perspective, they may have had that child. So there’s a specific amount of anger, and there’s a specific amount of damage from him. I believe what they’re going to be challenged with this season is deciding if that’s going to carry them nearer collectively or will it not?