Looks like we’re going to see a new comedy series called Blockbuster on Netflix in the near future, and we can’t wait to see it! We are going to share with you everything we know about this upcoming comedy series.
If you were wondering if the Netflix original is centered around a Blockbuster store, we’re here to tell you yes. Every ’90s kid knows how important Blockbuster was to their childhood. As a child, he dreamed of the day his parents would take him to a Blockbuster store and allow him to buy any movie or video game he wanted.
You could go to a Blockbuster store and rent just about any movie or video game you can think of. Of course, the atmosphere inside the store also played a part in the experience. Everyone seemed so happy all the time. Honestly, talking about Blockbuster brings me a sense of nostalgia.
Now with Netflix commissioning the comedy series Blockbuster, we can see that blue movie ticket stub, torn on one side of the logo once again. Read on for the upcoming comedy series release date, cast, synopsis, and more.
Blockbuster release date
Mark your calendars and clear your schedule because the comedy series arrives on Netflix on Thursday, November 3, 2022! You can expect the full season to drop at 12:00am PT/3:00am ET on its release date.
According to What’s on Netflix, Randall Park will play Timmy, one of the lead roles. You may recognize Park from the superhero series. Wanda Vision. In February 2022, Netflix announced that brooklyn nine nineMelissa Fumero had joined the cast. The full cast list has now been released.
Here’s the full cast list below:
- Randall Park as Timmy
- Melissa Fumero as Eliza
- Tyler Alvarez as Carlos
- Madeleine Arthur as Hannah
- Olga Merediz as Connie
- J.B. Smoove as Percy
- Kamaia Fairburn as Kayla
- Ashley Alexander as Mila
- Robyn Bradley as Miranda
The show follows video store workers as they fight to keep the business from closing. These workers are employees of the last remaining Blockbuster store in America and must find a way to keep the store afloat. There will be a lot of drama, but remember this is a comedy, so you’ll get a lot of laughs.
Here’s the synopsis via Netflix’s press release below:
Timmy Yoon (Randall Park) is an analog dreamer living in a 5G world. And after learning he’s running the latest Blockbuster Video in America, Timmy and his staff (including his longtime crush Eliza (Melissa Fumero)) struggle to stay relevant. The only way to be successful is to remind the community of him that they provide something. big corporations can’t: human connection.
Blockbuster episode count
This series will consist of 10 episodes, and each episode will last 30 minutes.
When is Blockbuster filmed?
Production began sometime in late February 2022 with a tentative completion date of May 2. However, it appears that production was still in progress on May 2 because Melissa Fumero posted an Instagram story saying that filming was almost over. On May 5, the Director of Photography of Blockbuster posted a photo on Instagram of a camera in front of a Blockbuster store.
We share the caption below:
Surround shot. @thatvanessaramos created such a fun world for us to play in for 3 months, and I can’t WAIT for you to see this show! I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of this very special project, with incredible talent and kind souls who treated me with kindness and made the collaboration more than rewarding. Thanks Vanessa, David, Jackie and @paymanbenz for bringing me. I don’t have…notes. What trip! The cast, the crew, the memories… one for the books. I’m so damn proud of what we did here. Get ready, you’ll fall in love with #Blockbuster on @Netflix and laugh your ass off. #Season1 #Cinematography #ComedyForever #KindnessIsMagic #Grateful
Based on the caption, it appears that production ended on May 5.
Check out these first photos from the upcoming comedy series!
Stay tuned to Netflix Life for the Blockbuster official preview!