‘The Good Place’ Featurette: Creator Mike Schur Talks About the Inception of the Heavenly Comedy Series

/Film | 9/22/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Next week brings the beginning of the final season of The Good Place. After last season’s (kinda) cliffhanger ending, fans are eager to see if Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jason (Manny Jacinto), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Chidi (William Jackson Harper) can prove that people can be good. But before we start the end of this journey, a new featurette from the recent Paley Center special paying tribute to series features Mike Schur explaining how the series came to be. Watch below!

In the video above, Mike Schur explains that he had the entire first season mapped out even before he even pitched the series to NBC or Universal Television. As any fan of the show will tell you, the end of that first season is a real humdinger of an ending with a twist that borders on being as big and gamechanging as any surprise from a show like LOST. That’s something that they’ve managed to do pretty much every season, sometimes more than once, and they do it with sharp comedy writing too.

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The rest of the video features cast members reminiscing about coming on board the show, and there’s even footage of Manny Jacinto’s audition for the show, with Schur explaining exactly what it was that convinced producers that he was the perfect person to play Jason.

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