Blockbuster. (L to R) Kamaia Fairburn as Kayla, J.B. Smoove as Percy in episode 105 of Blockbuster. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

ABOUT BLOCKBUSTER

Release Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022

Episodes: 10 x 30 min episodes

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer / Showrunner: Vanessa Ramos (Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Blockbuster

Netflix // New Series
Set in the last Blockbuster Video in America, explores what it takes and who it takes for a small business to succeed.

Executive Producers: David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, John Davis, and John Fox also executive produce for Davis Entertainment

Cast: Randall Park as Timmy Yoon, Melissa Fumero as Eliza Walker, Tyler Alvarez as Carlos Herrera, Madeleine Arthur as Hannah Hadman, Olga Merediz as Connie Serrano, JB Smoove as Percy Scott, and Kamaia Fairburn as Kayla Scott.

Logline: Timmy Yoon (Randall Park) Is an analog dreamer living in a 5G world. And after learning he is operating the last Blockbuster Video in America, Timmy and his staff employees (including his long-time crush, Eliza (Melissa Fumero) fight to stay relevant. The only way to succeed is to remind their community that they provide something big corporations can’t: human connection.

Produced by: Blockbuster is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series is created by Vanessa Ramos (Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) with David Caspe (Happy Endings, Black Monday) and Jackie Clarke (Superstore, Happy Endings) also serving as writers/executive producers. John Davis and John Fox also executive produce for Davis Entertainment (Jungle Cruise).

Character Descriptions:

Series Regulars:

Randall Park as TIMMY: He’s a big dreamer whose love of movies makes it easy for him to recommend exactly what his regulars need, even when they don’t know they need it. He’s worked at Blockbuster since he was a teen and honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.

Melissa Fumero as ELIZA: A dedicated mother whose marriage to her high school sweetheart is on the rocks. She left Harvard after one semester to start a family and now works at Blockbuster alongside Timmy (Randall Park) as his trusty number two… and maybe more.

Olga Merediz as CONNIE: She works at Blockbuster to make friends, not money. She’s the unintentionally blunt mother figure to not just the employees, but many of the Blockbuster regulars.

Tyler Alvarez as CARLOS: As a first-generation son of immigrants, he learned English by watching movies, and they quickly became his love language. He dreams of being a filmmaker, but can’t help but feel like he owes it to his parents to live the American life they planned for him.

Madeleine Arthur as HANNAH: She’s genuinely sweet, a little naive, yet undeniably charming. She lost her mom at a young age but is surrounded by family at Blockbuster. Financially savvy to a fault, the staff is helping her learn the importance of self-care.

Recurring Guest Stars:

Kamaia Fairburn as KAYLA: Kayla is Percy’s smart and sometimes scary teen daughter. She’s not super open to the idea of taking orders from anyone, which can make her working at Blockbuster complicated for Timmy

JB Smoove as PERCY: As the strip mall and party store owner, Percy sees himself as “the man with the plan.” He’s the fast-talking, stylish, over-confident other half of the best friend duo of Timmy and Percy, who can’t seem to stay away from Blockbuster, especially with his daughter working there.

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