A Million Little Things is returning for its fifth and final season next month, and DJ Nash, the creator of the ABC series, has revealed why the series is ending now and teased what viewers can expect to see.
An extended family drama series, A Million Little Things stars David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Grace Park, James Roday Rodriguez, Tristan Byon, Lizzy Greene, and Chance Hurstfield. Set in Boston, this series revolves around a tight-knit group of friends who are each feeling stuck in different aspects of their lives. Their worlds are rocked when one of them unexpectedly takes his own life and this horrific event serves as a wake-up call to the others. In season four, the group comes together once again in aspirational and uplifting ways as they help each other through life’s unpredictable curveballs. Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things.
Though ABC only announced in November that A Million Little Things was ending, Nash reminds us that, the plan was always to (hopefully) run for five years, per Variety:
“We’re not a hospital show where new interns can come in. We’re about a group of friends that are real and a lot of things have happened to this group of friends. I didn’t want us to become the issue-of-the-week show. I knew from the beginning it was five years. I wasn’t as public about it because people want it to go longer, but this is the right time.”
The fifth season will begin with the group coming together for the funeral of a loved one who has died unexpectedly. Another character will also pass away during the season, though Nash wouldn’t give any clues about who that might be. The season will also feature appearances by some familiar faces, including Delilah Dixon (Stephanie Szostak) and, via flashbacks, Jon Dixon (Ron Livingston).
A Million Little Things returns to ABC with its final season premiere on February 8th.
What do you think? Will you be sad to see this drama come to an end? Did you want more seasons?