An economic report released on May 1st has spotlighted the affect ABC’s family drama series A Million Little Things has had on the British Columbia economy. According to the report, during the making of it’s first season, the production spent more than $27 million dollars in-province.
The report highlighted that the show had spent over $13 million on BC goods and services and engaged with more than 750 local businesses and 32 communities across the province. On top of that, over $14 million was spent on BC production crews and labour, creating 380 local jobs. As it turns out, A Million Little Things was one of 65 film and television projects filming at the PNE in 2017, which helped the non-profit foster a record year with more than $1 million in revenue. The PNE has a film-friendly policy making it an an ideal location and enables continued investments in its park spaces, events, and programs. A Million Little Things used the PNE to double as Boston Garden, the home arena of the Boston Bruins.
The series, set in Boston, is about a group of friends motivated to live their lives to the fullest after the unexpected suicide of a close friend. The title is a reference to the saying “Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” The show features an ensemble cast including Ron Livingston (Office Space, Band of Brothers), David Giuntoli (Grimm), and Romany Malco (Weeds, The 40-Year-Old Virgin). The series was renewed for a second season on February 5th, 2019.