‘Blockbuster’ is an upcoming comedy series about the employees working in the last Blockbuster store left and how they decide to react.
The show will stream on Netflix from November 3.
Cast and creators
- Randall Park as Timmy Yoon
- Melissa Fumero as Eliza
- Tyler Alvarez
- Madeleine Arthur
- Olga Merediz
- JB Smoove
- Kamaia Fairburn
Created by Vaness Ramos
Written by David Caspe and Jackie Clarke
“Timmy Yoon (Randall Park) is an analog dreamer in a 5G world. He’s spent his entire adult life dedicated to his first love, movies — a passion that’s kept him at his first and only job, managing his hometown Blockbuster Video.
“Then Timmy is alarmed to learn that his store is officially the last Blockbuster in America. He now has no choice but to take action to stay open and keep his friends employed. Timmy and his staff quickly come to realize that being home to the last Blockbuster might actually be exactly what their community needs to rekindle the human connections they lost to the digital age.
“It also unexpectedly reunites him with his long-time crush Eliza (Melissa Fumero), who’s recently come back to work for him. Will this battle to preserve the past be the push Timmy needs to step into the present? His employees can only hope so.”
Blockbuster was an extremely successful video rental service when Netflix first started. In 2000, Blockbuster declined an offer to acquire Netflix for $50 million when it was still a DVD mailing company.
Eventually, Netflix pioneered the streaming model, while Blockbuster’s DVD rental business faced a downfall as buyers shifted to digital. In 2004, Blockbuster had 9,094 stores and is now actually down to a single store in Bend, Oregon, United States.
The workers at the final Blockbuster store must now come together to prove that it is worth keeping open. What will be the fate of the store?