Monday, 14 July 2014

NBC's 'A To Z' Is More Than Just Alphabet Soup

By Gregory Robinson

NBC has unveiled their new romantic comedy series 'A To Z' at the TCAs. The series is set to star Ben Feldman as Andrew and Cristin Millioti as Zelda. The show will document the ups-and-downs of their relationship from beginning to end, hence the title, 'A To Z'.

A possible issue for this series is whether the show is sustainable? how many stories can be generated from this premise? and, what will happen when the two adorable lead characters break up - or get married, have two kids and a pet Labrador?

Executive Producer, Ben Queen likes the idea of "examining a relationship from beginning to end". Queen wishes to explore the progression of a relationship, rather than a 'will-they-won't-they' outlook which has been seen one to many times in sitcoms.

This raises the question; how will the writers and producers keep audiences 'shipping' Andrew/Zelda when they are already together - doesn't the 'will-they-won't-they- dynamic help to make audiences fall deeper in love with the characters?

Queen added "We tried to make you fall in love with this couple in the first act of the pilot so they would want to keep following them throughout the season". Not only will audiences be treated to the relationships of the season one focus characters 'ZelDrew', but "will also follow the love lives of all characters" said Queen.

'A To Z' will premiere on Thursday, October 2 @ 9:30/8:30c on NBC!

Check out the trailer below:

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