Ted Danson’s second Emmy nomination for his role on “The Good Place” turned out to be bittersweet. The cast just finished shooting the comedy’s final season, and Danson told Variety’s Angelique Jackson at the NBC Emmy Celebration on Tuesday that he was sad to be done with the series.
Winding it down is still new to us. We finished shooting last week, so it’s very strange. We’re still getting used to it. We’re very proud of what we were a part of. It’s even strange to say ‘were,'” he said. “I will miss my buddies and my friends. Now we don’t have that excuse to see each other every day.”
Danson plays Michael, a godlike being who manages souls in the afterlife, for better or worse. The show is up for outstanding comedy series at this year’s Emmys, and Danson said the ending will be, “everything you would hope for in this show.”
“I really feel genuinely that I was a part of something very special. It’s a very special show and it’s not going to go away because another group of 12-year-olds will come up and want to see it and their parents will want them to see it,” he said. “It’s a lovely thing, a lovely messaged, a little gift.”