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.