Two and an half men, writers craft their second season on the streaming service.
Writer/producer Jeff Berg, who has been working on the show for several years, told IndieWire that he was able to get the job done on the spot.
“I was so excited about getting the job, and when I was in Los Angeles, it was like, ‘I gotta do this,'” Berg said.
“The script was so good, so I just had to do it.
And I did it.
I love the writing.”
Berg has a lot of stories to tell, but one of his favorite ones was about a man who’s just come back from a one-week absence.
“We were doing the first episode of ‘One-Week at a time’ and he comes back and he’s like, we’re doing this again, we’ll do this again and this and this,” Berg said of the new season.
“And then we were like, you know, ‘Oh, we just finished the episode.
We just finished our season.
We have two episodes left, but we’re just finishing them.'”
Berg said he had to “think hard” about the script because he felt like it could be a season of a different sort.
“It’s always the story of the season, but it’s always about the characters, and so the writers are always trying to keep the characters and keep the story interesting and it always felt like we needed to do this two or three years in order to tell the story,” Berg added.
“We did it, and it was amazing, and I love doing it.
But the other thing I love about it is I love that we get to do that again and again.”
For the second season, Berg and writer/producers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim decided to make the writers craft process a little bit more difficult.
“The writers have to be on their toes all the time,” Berg explained.
“It’s very different than what we’ve done in the past.
We’ve been doing it for like five years, and we just kept doing it, trying to be more inventive, more creative, more challenging, more interesting, and that’s what we’re going for in this second season.”
Bagens writers, as well as some of the other writers who have been on the hit series, are getting their first taste of the two-week hiatus.
“In the second one, we were just getting the scripts and all of the stuff,” Berg noted.
“There was no pressure at all, and then we just started to go back and forth with the scripts.”
Bjork, however, said he is “definitely excited” for the second half of the series.
“There’s so much potential to go into it,” Bjork told Indie Wire.
“I’m excited to go to it, because there’s so many different ideas that we can do.
I think that it’s going to be really cool, I’m excited for it, I hope that we will be able to do something great.”
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