Vanessa Ramos’s video store comedy Blockbuster has been fully staffed!
Olga Merediz, JB Smoove, Kamaia Fairburn, Tyler Alvarez, and Madeleine Arthur have joined the cast of the workplace comedy set in the very last Blockbuster Video in America. Remember those? They were places where you can rent VHS tapes? Remember those? VHS tapes were the things that played movies before DVDs. Remember those? DVDs were things that played movies before streaming took over. That said, it’s kind of poetic that this series will live on Netflix.
The newly announced cast will join Randall Park and Melissa Fumero. Read details about their characters below.
Series regulars include:
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.
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.
Recurring guest stars include:
JB SMOOVE (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spider-Man: No Way Home + Spider-Man: Far From 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.