NBC’s new COVID-era scripted series “Connecting…” premieres Thursday, October 1 at 8:30pm as one of the few all-new series across network television. The series is an ensemble comedy from “Blindspot” creator/executive producer Martin Gero and executive producer Brendan Gall, about a group of friends trying to stay close (and sane) through video chats as they share the highs and lows of these extraordinary times.
“Connecting” stars Otmaro Marrero (Crackle’s “StartUp”), Parvesh Cheena (“My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Keith Powell (“30 Rock”), Jill Knox (“Keith Broke a Leg”), Shakina Nayfack (“Transparent”), Ely Henry (“Suburgatory”) and Preacher Lawson (“America’s Got Talent”).
The new comedy is being filmed uniquely in that all talent are filming the series on iPhones remotely from their individual homes while being directed on Zoom. Production has provided them all with “shooting kits” and each night production collects the kits to begin the post-production process.