America’s last Blockbuster Video store is filling up. The upcoming Netflix series just added five new cast members.
The series, an ensemble comedy about the last Blockbuster store, stars Randall Park and Melissa Fumero. The show will explore what it takes – and more specifically who it takes – for a small business to succeed against all odds.
Today, Netflix announced three series regulars and two recurring guest stars for the series. Check out the casting and character details below.
Blockbuster Series Regulars
TYLER ALVAREZ (Never Have I Ever, American Vandal, Orange is the New Black) 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 (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Devil In Ohio, Big Eyes) 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.
OLGA MEREDIZ (In The Heights, Encanto, Somebody I Used to Know) 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.
Recurring Guest Stars
JB SMOOVE (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Mapleworth Murders) 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.
KAMAIA FAIRBURN (Overlord and the Underwoods, Endlings, Holly Hobbie) 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
Blockbuster is an ensemble comedy that takes place in the last Blockbuster Video in America, that explores what it takes – and more specifically who it takes – for a small business to succeed against all odds.
The series comes from creator Vanessa Ramos (Superstore, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). David Caspe (Happy Endings, Black Monday) and Jackie Clarke (Superstore, Happy Endings) also serve as writers/executive producers.
The show received a 10-episode order from Netflix. A premiere date has not yet been announced.