Blockbuster trailer: Randall Park and Melissa Fumero star in the new Netflix comedy series

There’s something undeniably troll-like about Netflix launching a series revolving around an enterprise it helped run into the ground. Then again, Blockbuster Video owes a portion of its pop culture relevancy to the streamer, who in 2020 released The Last Blockbuster, a documentary about the video rental store’s last gasp. Putting those things aside, today, we have Netflix’s Blockbuster trailer. The promo teases the new comedy series from Vanessa Ramos (SuperstoreBrooklyn Nine-Nine), featuring a cast of comedic greats struggling to keep the last Blockbuster Video from going the way of the dodo.

Here’s the official description for Blockbuster:

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 realize that being home to the last Blockbuster might actually be 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 recently returned 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.

Randall Park (Timmy), Melissa Fumero (Eliza), Tyler Alvarez (Carlos), Madeleine Arthur (Hannah), Olga Merediz (Connie), JB Smoove (Percy), and Kamaia Fairburn (Kayla) star in the Blockbuster trailer, and serve as your friendly neighborhood movie lenders in the series.

Blockbuster, Randall Park, Netflix
Blockbuster, Melissa Fumero, Netflix
Blockbuster, series, comedy
Blockbuster, series, comedy, Netflix
Carlos, Blockbuster, comedy
Netflix, Blockbuster, comedy, series, workplace

Ramos is Blockbuster‘s creator, writer, executive producer, and showrunner. Jackie Clarke, David Caspe, and John David & John Fox for Davis Entertainment also executive produce.

Netflix’s Blockbuster trailer takes me back to when times were simple and renting movies was how you started your weekend. I used to work for Blockbuster Video, and I will never forget how much fun it was to be a part of that environment. That part of our culture may be in the past, but it will live in my mind forever.

What do you think about Netflix’s Blockbuster trailer? Are you excited about checking out the series? Do you think Timmy and Eliza will get together? Does Carlos have what it takes to become the next Quentin Tarantino? Feel free to tell us your thoughts in the comments.

Blockbuster premieres on Netflix on November 3, 2022.

Source: Netflix

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.