Kaz Smith was unlike anybody Niva had ever met. He was sharp, positive, and independent. Their relationship built slowly, which at times was difficult. "He was measured in everything" Niva said. "I wanted to hang out more. I wanted to see him more than just on the weekends. But he set the pace."
After weeks of escalating symptoms, an MRI showed that Kaz had developed a rare form of brain cancer, and that his diagnosis was terminal. The premiere of Season Two of ARRVLS tells the story of Kaz and Niva, whose love was larger than the illness they fought together.
Produced by Jonathan Hirsch, Gabrielle Lewis, & Ben Kruse
Music & Sound Design Jonathan Hirsch & Ben Kruse
Associate Producer Nora Linde