Netflix comedy show, Blockbuster, set in a Blockbuster Video store will star Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero alongside Randall Park.
A new Netflix comedy series, Blockbuster, will star Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero and Fresh Off the Boat’s Randall Park. The series from Universal Television will be a ten-episode, single-camera workplace comedy set in a Blockbuster Video store. Vanessa Ramos (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore) is the creator of the series with David Caspe (Kenan, Happy Endings) and Jackie Clarke (Kenan, Superstore) serving as writers and executive producers.
Now, Deadline has revealed that Blockbuster has cast Fumero as Eliza, a working mother whose longtime marriage to her high school sweetheart is leaving something more to be desired. She attended Harvard but left before graduating in order to start a family. Park’s character, Timmy, is Eliza’s trusted colleague at Blockbuster and potential love interest.
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John Davis (The Blacklist), John Fox (The Blacklist), and Payman Benz are executive producing (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth) the series alongside Caspe and Clarke. Benz is also set to direct the pilot as well as four of the series’ episodes. It has not been revealed whether the series will be taking place in the past when Blockbuster was more prominent, or if it will be set during modern times with the franchise nearly out of business. There’s also a chance it will be set in an alternate universe where Blockbuster managed to maintain its popularity among streaming services. Regardless of the time period, viewers can expect some nostalgia either way, when Blockbuster premieres.
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