Sunday, December 14, 2008

On the Making of "Anyone But Me" -- The Web Series

I was waiting for something to happen. Until I decided to make it happen myself. That’s how Anyone But Me was born.

Well, to be honest, I got an email out of the blue from someone I didn’t know. (But I sure know Tina Cesa Ward now! After working so closely together to bring a new idea to life.) She was asking if I’d like to be a consulting producer on this Web series she had in mind. I didn’t even know what a Web series was, but I was intrigued.

And I was drawn to writing about young people and how they navigate their relationships and modern life. I live in New York City. And I love it. And I worry for it. And I hope for it. So, it was important to me that we do a show which is true to all of that, and which is true to real human interactions.

I have a son. And he grew up half the time in L.A and half the time in N.Y. We’re both writers and we both aim for the same thing – to create, not some used-up, over-the-top Hollywood version of young people, and adults, for that matter, but real people, who are different from one another, even as they are the same.

I love the characters of Anyone But Me. They reflect our city, our country, our times. And the actors who play them are so talented, so adorable. I feel close to them and know that everyone who watches them will grow to feel the same way.

Writing and producing our series is the most fun and immediate gratification I’ve had in a long time. (And Tina, thanks for sending me that email a year ago!)

--Susan Miller
Executive Producer/Writer

Editor's Note: Episode #2 of Anyone But Me premieres on StrikeTV on Tuesday, December 16. For promo videos about the series, click on the images above of Vivian and Aster (top) and Sophie and Jonathan (bottom).

1 comment:

Carolina said...

I just watched the first episode on after ellen, and you got me totally addicted to it. I cant wait for the next episode, the story is very catchy, thanks so much for it.

- Carol