The days of being kind and rewinding are coming back as Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to the single-camera workplace comedy Blockbuster starring Randall Park.
There’s an interesting dynamic considering Netflix practically eclipsed video store culture — but perhaps this will mark the resurgence of the titular Blockbuster Video. For those who don’t know, Blockbuster was a place where people used to rent DVDs and VHS tapes for a certain amount of days. This was before the advent of streaming, obvi.
Blockbuster was originally set up at NBC and created Vanessa Ramos, who is no stranger to workplace comedies. She previously worked on Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The show won’t have a shortage of funny as Happy Endings creator David Caspe and Jackie Clarke are also on board as writers/executive producers. John Davis and John Fox executive produce for Davis Entertainment.
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 real last Blockbuster brick and mortar is located in Bend, Oregon — and you can learn all about it in the 2020 docu The Last Blockbuster.