ZAC & MIA has been adapted for television by LA-based AwesomenessTV. Season 1 is available to watch in America via Verizon's Go90, while Season 2 will be out later in 2018. 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.
Watching ZAC & MIA in the US: visit Verizon's Go90.com and watch all twelve mini-episodes (approximately 11-12minutes) for free. Otherwise you can download the Go90 app and watch it on your phone.
Watching ZAC & MIA outside of the US: isn't possible yet :-( But we're hoping for developments in 2018, so stay tuned!
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, 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.
Check out the fantastic Zac & Mia trailer below
Kian and Anne talk about Zac & Mia