ZAC & MIA was adapted for television by LA-based AwesomenessTV. Seasons 1 and 2 are available to watch in America via Hulu. I had the privilege of spending time with the incredible cast and crew during production in 2017.
In April 2018, I returned to LA to attend the Daytime Emmy Awards after Zac & Mia was given six nominations for digital series: directing, screenwriting, series, lead actress, lead actor and supporting actress. We took out two Emmys (lead actress for Anne Winters, and screenwriting for Allen Clary) which is amazing! Zac & Mia has been getting a whole lot of love in the states.
Bought by Viacom International in 2019, the program is expected to make its way around the world - including Australia!
Q: Were you involved in the screenwriting?
A: No - I don't know much about screenwriting and besides, the setting has moved from Perth, Australia, to Southern California. AwesomenessTV employed the terrific Allen Clary to adapt the story for the screen. Some of the episodes were written by Andrew Rothschild, Jeanie Bergen, and Ian Weinreich.
Q: Is it different from the book?
A: Yes and no. Season 1 isn't too different (though some characters have been altered or foregrounded instead of others) whereas Season 2 has new characters and plotlines that aren't in the book. The heart of it is the same.
Q: Is it awesome?
A: Yes. Yes it is.
Zac & Mia Season 1 trailer
Zac & Mia Season 2 trailer
(Warning! Contains plot spoilers)
Kian and Anne talk about Zac & Mia