Netflix to debut Blockbuster comedy series.
Melissa Fumero and Randall Park will star in the Netflix series Blockbuster. It is a 10-episode single-camera comedy. It was announced during the first-ever Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival. This is the same event where Dave Chappelle was attacked. Fumero and Park will play staff members at the last Blockbuster Video in America.
Blockbuster examines what it takes for a (now) small business to succeed against all odds. Park plays boss and movie-lover, Timmy. Fumero is Eliza, his No. 2 in command. She left Harvard after one semester to start a family, but now things are on the rocks with her high school sweetheart.
The rest of the cast includes Tyler Alvarez as aspiring filmmaker Carlos, Madeleine Arthur as naive but financially savvy Hannah, Olga Merediz as unofficial mother figure Connie, JB Smoove as a strip mall and party store owner Percy (also Timmy’s best friend), and Kamaia Fairburn as Percy’s smart and sometimes scary teen daughter. She works at the Blockbuster with Timmy.