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Randall Park plans to be the next Michael Scott in the trailer for Blockbuster, a comedy series created by Netflix and set in the last remaining video store.

The official trailer for the Blockbuster comedy series directed by Randall Park has arrived. The sitcom is set in the last remaining Blockbuster store and features Park as a scrappy manager trying to keep the iconic DVD rental business alive. All 10 episodes of Blockbuster Season 1 will be released on Netflix on November 3.

Created by Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Vanessa Ramos, Blockbuster has a diverse cast of characters who each rank Timmy Yoon (Park) differently. Yoon, a well-meaning but socially unintelligent boss, is set to become the Michael Scott of the new Blockbuster series. The rest of the set has echoes of supporting characters from The Office. Connie (Olga Merediz) follows Phyllis Vance (Phyllis Smith) as a surprisingly laid-back senior employee, while Hannah (Madeleine Arthur) puts a Gen-Z spin on Kelly Kapoor’s (Mindy Kaling) gossip. Rounding out the cast of the Blockbuster show are JB Smoove as Percy, an associate of Yoon, and Melissa Fumero, whose character Eliza was forced to return to her job as a clerk at Blockbuster after her husband had an affair. calamitous with a young woman.

Blockbuster’s first look at the action of Season 1 gives a solid introduction to the series’ overarching conflict and character archetypes. As the world’s last working Blockbuster, Yoon fights to preserve not only the jobs of all his subordinates, but also the company he’s cherished since being hired in 7th grade. Check out Netflix’s official trailer for Blockbuster above:

Blockbuster is shaping up to be the next comedy workplace sitcom

The pandemic and the rise of remote working have significantly altered the viability of a corporate-based TV show. Blockbuster cleverly works around this narrative roadblock by setting itself in a store that requires in-person staff. The trailer features scenes set in the sitcom’s archetypal workplace locations and situations, with several shots at the bar after work and a brief glimpse of the calamity at the office Christmas party. During The Office’s run, their fictional bar Poor Richard’s was the setting for several classic episodes, and the pub once hosted Dunder Mifflin’s Christmas party. At 30 minutes per episode, Blockbuster looks set to be the next big workplace-centric binge series with Park, Fumero and others bringing new flavor to an old favorite.

The trailer doesn’t share enough to determine whether the series will acknowledge the fact that the show’s very platform service, Netflix, played a major role in Blockbuster’s decline. But based on the trailer’s teases of some moviemaking meta-jokes and signs of realism, it’s certainly possible that Blockbuster will take a good-humored rib in its support. The last real-world Blockbuster is located in Bend, Oregon, and its one-piece museum and one-piece store are packed with movie memorabilia and on-site merchandise.

Source: Netflix

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