Blockbuster is a single-camera workplace comedy starring Randall Park, and it will be set in the last Blockbuster video store. This Netflix series seems like the final punch from Netflix to Blockbuster, considering both companies’ complicated histories.
The series is produced by Universal Television and Davis Entertainment. The series was originally supposed to air on NBC, but it is now making Netflix it’s home. Blockbuster series is created by Vanessa Ramos (Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), with David Caspe (Happy Endings), and Jackie Clarke (Superstore, Happy Endings) also serving as writers and executive producers on the series alongside John Davis and John Fox from Davis Entertainment.
The Blockbuster series will feature the original logo and uniform from Blockbuster, as the producers have acquired the Blockbuster rights. The series will be an ensemble comedy and it will take in the last Blockbuster Video store in America, and it will explore what or who it takes for a small business to succeed.
In the beginning, Netflix started small in the movie rental business and was almost crushed by then-dominant Blockbuster video. Netflix’s co-founders Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings even tried selling Netflix to Blockbuster in 2000 for $50 million, but the offer was rejected and Hastings was insulted. Then the duo vowed to take Blockbuster down, and Netflix went on to be one of the biggest entertainment businesses in the world, and Blockbuster shut down its operations in 2014.
Blockbuster – When Will It Premiere?
Blockbuster is all set to premiere on Netflix on November 3. The series will be available to watch on the streaming service at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT on Thursday. Blockbuster Season 1 consists of ten episodes and is set to land on Netflix all at once.
Blockbuster – How to Watch It?
Blockbuster is set to premiere on Netflix. The series will exclusively premiere on the streaming service as it is a Netflix original. To watch the series you need to subscribe to Netflix if you don’t already have a subscription.
Blockbuster – Who is in the Cast?
Blockbuster has one of the best ensembles anyone could hope for in a sitcom. The cast of the series includes stars like Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat) as Timmy, Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Eliza, Tyler Alvarez (American Vandal) as Carlos, Madeleine Arthur (Devil in Ohio) as Hannah, Olga Merediz (In The Heights) as Connie, J.B. Smoove (Uncle Drew) as Percy Scott, and newcomer Kamaia Fairburn as Kayla Scott.
Blockbuster – What is About?
The official synopsis for Blockbuster provided by Netflix is:
“Timmy Yoon (Randall Park) is an analog dreamer in a 5G world. He’s spent his entire adult life dedicated to his first love, movies — a passion that’s kept him at his first and only job, managing his hometown Blockbuster Video.
Then Timmy is alarmed to learn that his store is officially the last Blockbuster in America. He now has no choice but to take action to stay open and keep his friends employed. Timmy and his staff quickly come to realize that being home to the last Blockbuster might actually be exactly what their community needs to rekindle the human connections they lost to the digital age. It also unexpectedly reunites him with his long-time crush Eliza (Melissa Fumero), who’s recently come back to work for him. Will this battle to preserve the past be the push Timmy needs to step into the present? His employees can only hope so.”