This one is for the nostalgic viewer among us! Netflix released a trailer for Blockbuster, its forthcoming workplace comedy set in the last remaining titular video rental store.
The 10-episode first season, which drops Nov. 3, stars Randall Park as Timmy Yoon, the manager of his hometown Blockbuster Video, which is struggling in a digital world when he learns his store is the last one standing and even those at corporate have jumped ship. Instead of marking everything down to sell and boarding up the windows, Timmy is determined to make his store a cool place to be. After all, it's about the community of people who work at and patronize the store coming together over a shared love of movies. Or at least, that's what he wants it to be.
The show also stars Melissa Fumero as Eliza Walker, Timmy's high school crush turned employee; Olga Merediz as Connie Serrano, who is an unintentional mother figure to all who enter the store; Tyler Alvarez as Carlos Herrera, an aspiring filmmaker; Madeleine Arthur as Hannah Hadman, a sweet and somewhat naive employee who counts her coworkers as family; JB Smoove as Percy Scott, the owner of the strip mall that houses Blockbuster and also Timmy's longtime best friend; and Kamaia Fairburn as Kayla Scott, Percy's daughter who works for Timmy but really doesn't want to.
Vanessa Ramos serves as creator and showrunner, and David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, John Davis, and John Fox also executive produce. The series comes from Universal Television.
Blockbuster does not yet have a Metascore.