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But no one could have imagined that a hyper self-aware primetime soap starring veteran actor Peter Gallagher, Mischa Barton, and a cast of relative unknowns would become a cultural phenomenon.
exposed the morally bankrupt lives of the beautiful and wealthy inhabitants of Newport Beach, California -- and it reshaped what a teen soap could be in the process.
For a primetime soap devotee like Savage, the idea of a show centered on male friendship instantly struck a chord.
"The serial drama is traditionally a female drama, but the relationships that Josh was most interested in were Seth and Ryan as these brothers and Sandy, Seth, and Ryan as a father and his sons," Savage told MTV News. The idea of a nighttime soap opera that's driven through these male relationships.
And yet, during the show's initial ascent into the pop-culture stratosphere, Schwartz had no idea what the fuck he was doing.
"I had never done it before," Schwartz told MTV News at the 2016 ATX Television Festival in Austin earlier this month. There wasn't a lot of time to think about how in-over-our-heads we probably were, but [executive producer] Stephanie [Savage] did tell me when the show got ordered, 'This is going to change your life, and you are going to come out of this experience a different person than you are going into it.' That was the first time I was terrified." Schwartz met Savage during a general meeting at prolific producer Mc G's offices in Los Angeles.
That was a light-bulb moment for me." Schwartz's specific view of masculinity was explored through Seth, a character who can best be described as far more Peter Parker than Spider-Man.
Originally, the network wasn't so down with having a nerdy, self-deprecating, extremely self-aware kid at the center of the sexy soap.
A Jewish kid from Providence, Rhode Island, Schwartz's first exposure to the Orange County lifestyle was at the University of Southern California, where he attended film school in the mid-90s.It was there that he met the "species known as the water polo player," and the idea for was born.