“Blockbuster,” a Netflix comedy series on the flagship film distributor starring Randall Park, has set a premiere date for November 3. The 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy will all premiere on the streaming service at once.
Park plays Timmy Yoon, an analog dreamer responsible for the last running blockbuster video in the United States. Timmy must work alongside the rest of his staff to remind their community that local business can provide the human connection that big corporations cannot.
Joining Park in the cast are Melissa Fumero as Eliza Walker, Tyler Alvarez as Carlos Herrera, Madeleine Arthur as Hannah Hadman, and Olga Merediz as Connie Serrano. The series’ recurring guest stars include JB Smoove as Percy Scott and Kamaia Fairburn as Kayla Scott.
Vanessa Ramos created the show and serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Her previous credits include working on Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Universal Television produced the show, and David Caspe and Jackie Clarke also serve as writers and executive producers. John Davis and John Fox are also executive producers for Davis Entertainment.
Also on today’s TV news:
ABC Owned Television Stations’ new documentary Our America: Mission Montford Point got its first trailer on Friday, the 80th anniversary of the first Montford Point Marines entering a naval base. The documentary follows the Montford Point Marines, the first black men to serve in the US Marine Corps. The news special will debut September 20 on ABC Owned Stations 24/7 streaming platforms and 32 connected TV apps including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku and Hulu.
Check out the full trailer below.
Apple TV+ announced the premiere date for season 2 of Acapulco on Friday. The comedy series starring Eugenio Derbez starts October 21st in its second season on the streamer. The series follows the story of young Máximo Gallardo who gets his dream job as a cabana boy at Acapulco’s hottest resort. Season 2 picks up where season 1 left off with returning stars Derbez, Enrique Arrizon, Fernando Carsa, Damián Alcázar, Camila Perez, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Regina Reynoso, Raphael Alejandro, Jessica Collins, Rafael Cebrián and Carlos Corona. Acapulco is produced for Apple by Lionsgate Television, 3Pas Studios, Zihuatanejo Productions and The Tannenbaum Company. The series was created and executive produced by Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman, with Chris Harris serving as showrunner and executive producer. Jay Karas is directing and executive producing. In addition to starring, Derbez will executive produce alongside Ben Odell and co-executive producer Sonia Gambaro of 3Pas Studios. Eric and Kim Tannenbaum are executive producers along with Jason Wang of The Tannenbaum Company.
Season 33 of America’s Funniest Home Videos premieres October 2 on ABC and features the return of a live studio audience for the first time in two seasons. The entertainment show hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro doubles the weekly prize money for the new season. This season, AFV is awarding $20,000 to the funniest or most unique video, with second and third place winners receiving $6,000 and $4,000 respectively. Vin Di Bona serves as executive producer along with Michele Nasraway.
Fuse Media will be the first launch partner for Theta Networks Metachain’s Web3 project, Theta Labs announced Friday. Metachain will go live in December 2022, allowing companies to run their own customizable “subchain” with their own governance, tokens and ecosystems. With the new partnership, Fuse is launching a business initiative that leverages the Theta ecosystem. Features include Theta-based NFTs, TNT20 tokens, and use of Theta Video API as the core mechanism for delivering video streams around the world.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/blockbuster-randall-park-premiere-date-netflix-tv-news-roundup-1235351976/ Netflix ‘Blockbuster’ Gets November Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)