Netflix released its first look at Blockbusterfictionalizing his old rival in a new comedy starring Randall Park, Melissa Fumero, Tyler Alvarez, Madeleine Arthur, Olga Merediz, JB Smoove, Y Kamaia Fairburn. The show follows Timmy Yoon (Park), who 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 (Fumero)) struggle to stay relevant. The only way to be successful is to remind your community that they provide something great. corporations can’t: human connection.
Blockbuster is produced by Universal Television and is created by Vanessa Ramos (Hyperstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). bouquets, David Casper (happy endings black monday), Y jackie clark (Superstore, happy endings) will serve as writers and executive producers. John Davis and John Fox will serve as executive producers for Davis Entertainment. Park’s Timmy is described as a big dreamer whose love of movies makes it easy for him to recommend exactly what his regulars need, even when they don’t know they need it. He has worked at Blockbuster since he was a teenager and honestly wouldn’t have done it any other way. Eliza de Fumero is a dedicated mother whose marriage to her high school sweetheart is on the rocks. She dropped out of Harvard after one semester to start a family and now works at Blockbuster alongside Timmy as her trusted number two…and maybe more.
Merediz plays Connie, who works at Blockbuster to make friends, not money. She is the unintentionally outspoken mother figure not only to the employees, but also to many of Blockbuster’s regulars. Carlos de Álvarez is the son of the first generation of immigrants. He learned English by watching movies, and they quickly became his love language. He dreams of being a filmmaker, but he can’t help but feel that he owes it to his parents to live the American life they planned for him. Arthur plays Hannah, who is genuinely sweet, a little naive, but undeniably charming. She lost her mother at a young age, but she is surrounded by family at Blockbuster. Financially savvy, her staff is helping her learn the importance of self-care. Fairburn and Smoove will be recurring guest stars. Blockbuster premieres November 3 on Netflix.