Today I’m speaking to the oh-so-charming Kevin Spirtas – one of the co-creators, writers and stars of the acclaimed LGBTQ TV series, After Forever.
After Forever is the recipient of 6 Daytime Emmy Awards – the most Emmy-awarded LGBTQ-themed drama series on any platform.
The first two seasons of the series received rave reviews for telling the rarely seen story of vibrant, active, diverse “grown-up” gay men… a group who tend to disappear from television and film once they are no longer 20- or 30-something, not returning until they are elderly and non-sexual.
Last year, I spoke with Kevin and co-creator/writer Michael Slade about their successful collaboration and the response the series has received.
The producers of the series recently released a documentary-style special episode titled, Riley’s Unforgettable School Project.
This unique installment of the series centers around the character of Riley (Finn Douglas) who, while attending school remotely due to COVID-19, is tasked with creating a project about the most unforgettable person he’s ever met.
The special was shot remotely throughout the Fall of 2020 while the country continued the battle against COVID-19.
The creative team says they knew they couldn’t film Season 3 as intended due to COVID, but they wanted do something creative to keep the After Forever family and fans engaged. The producers plan to resume production on Season 3 once it’s safe to do so in late 2021.
Also, the GLAAD Media Awards recently announced the news that After Forever will be honored with a Special Recognition Award this year.
Join me as I chat with Kevin Spirtas about the new special Riley’s Unforgettable School Project, life imitating art, and more.
You can find After Forever on Amazon Prime video. For more info, check out the official website for the acclaimed series here.