It is curious that the streaming platform revives the memory of Blockbuster with a series, taking into account that the end of the chain was marked with the arrival of streaming services.
Next, we tell everything we know about the program that Netflix will launch about the last store of this legendary franchisestill operational despite living in the streaming era.
Synopsis and plot
It’s not exactly a documentary about Blockbuster’s last location, but rather a comedy series set in that last store in the franchise, located in Bend, Oregon.
“An ensemble comedy set in America’s latest Blockbuster video store that explores what it takes (and, more specifically, who it takes) for a small business to succeed against all odds.”, explains the official synopsis of the series, simply called Blockbuster.
According to what was reported on the website of Infobae, Randall Park (Wandavision) is Timmy, a movie lover; Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) is Eliza, a 40-year-old woman with a family and a stable marriage.both are the workers of this last headquarters.
The cast is completed by Olga Merediz (In the neighborhood) as Connie, a mature woman who continues to work just to keep seeing her friends; Tyler Alvarez (Never Have I Ever) is Carlos, a 20-year-old described as a snob; Madeleine Arthur is Hannah, a twentysomething who is also a member of the team; JB Smoove is Percy, the owner of the mall and whose daughter works there; Kamaia Fairburn, the youngest collaborator who is considered too cool for school.
Throught social media, Netflix shared the first images of the series.
the screenwriter Vanessa Ramos is the showrunner of the series in which Netflx has the collaboration of Universal. Ramos, who has worked on other American NBC sitcoms, is also an executive producer alongside John Davis, Jackie Clarke, David Caspe, John Fox, Bridger Winegar and Robert Petrovic.
David Caspe (Kenan) and Jackie Clarke (That’s My Son) wrote the script for Blockbuster.
The first season and for now the only confirmed It will have 10 episodes of approximately 30 minutes each..
will be the November 3 this year when this Blockbuster comedy hits the Netflix catalog.