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Randall Park cast in Netflix comedy series Blockbuster from Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Vanessa Ramos

Blockbuster will explore how the business owners try to sustain themselves against all odds.

Devki Nehra
Nov 19, 2021
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Randall Park has joined the Netflix ensemble comedy series Blockbuster, set at the last store of the American movie and video game rental provider.

The show will explore how the business owners try to sustain themselves against all odds. 

Vanessa Ramos, who has previously worked on Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will serve as writer and executive producer of the 10-episode series. David Caspe and Jackie Clarke are also writers and executive producers on board. John Davis and John Fox will executive produce through Davis Entertainment, while Universal Television is the studio, according to Variety.

Park is best known for playing Louis Huang in Fresh Off the Boat against Constance Wu's Jessica, and Hudson Yang's Eddie. He has also been a part of Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe

His other roles include Jimmy Woo in Marvel Cinematic Universe's feature Ant-Man and the Wasp and the Disney Plus series WandaVision. His other upcoming project is Big Mouth spinoff Human Resources

The makers are yet to announce who else is going to join the cast. A production timeline, and release date are yet to be known. 

Blockbuster Video was the go-to source for Americans to rent movies and video games before streaming giants like Netflix took over. Variety writes that there is still a Blockbuster left in the US in Bend, Oregon. It was the subject of a 2020 documentary The Last Blockbuster

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