Felicity: 10 Behind The Scenes Secrets
Felicity wasn’t on air for very long, but during its short four seasons it managed to draw in a large audience and is now recognized as one of the best shows of all time! On air between 1998 and 2002, the show portrayed the life of college student Felicity Porter throughout her freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years at the University of New York and focused mainly on her friendships and relationships along the way. Felicity is coming up on its 15 anniversary, so here’s a look at 10 behind the scenes secrets!
10. The Idea of Felicity
J.J. Abrams created Felicity while on vacation in Bali with his wife in 1996. During their vacation he randomly thought of the name of a former high school classmate and “Felicity” just stuck with him as he developed the coming of age drama. He discussed the idea with a childhood friend, who also happened to be a filmmaker named Matt Reeves and made the decision that the story would play out better over time as a series, so they sketched the outline of the pilot and pitched it as a television series.
9. Longtime Friends
J.J. Abrams and Greg Grunberg are longtime friends, so it’s no wonder they worked together on Felicity. Greg played the role of Sean Blumberg on the popular television series. Abrams has said that Greg is his “lucky charm” which is why he’s appeared in a slew of his movies. “We are best friends since when we were little kids, so every single day, every minute that wasn’t between action and cut, we were together, hanging out. It’s just a really unique situation to be able to work with your friend like that,” said Grunberg.