It’s time to save the world. Or at least the last video rental store on Earth. In Netflix’s brand new trailer for their upcoming series Blockbuster, we watch as a group of employees comes together to save the last location of the iconic video rental chain. It’s nostalgic for those of us who actually remember what it was like to have to walk into the store, pick out a movie and make sure to have it back in time before those late fees ranked up.
The trailer for Blockbuster introduces us to the leader of this motley crew, Timmy Yoon (Randall Park), who has been working at the rental store since the seventh grade. And in one simple sentence, he learns that his hometown store is the last location on Earth. The news doesn’t seem to hit him right away, but as the trailer continues, we watch as he begins to understand exactly what this means for him and the others around him.
The Blockbuster trailer serves to introduce us to the incredible cast of characters we will find in the show, including the dedicated mother, recent divorcee and Timmy’s second-in-command Eliza Walker (Melissa Fumero), the blunt mother figure who only works there to make friends, Connie Serrano (Olga Merediz), and Carlos Herrera (Tyler Alvarez), a first generation son of immigrants. He has dreams of being just like Quentin Tarantino.
The cast is rounded out by Madeleine Arthur, J.B. Smooth and Kamaia Fairburn. Blockbuster‘s trailer doesn’t just give us a look at the cast while pulling on our nostalgic heartstrings, but it also shows us just how great this sitcom could potentially be. The pilot script for the series was written by Superstore creator Vanessa Ramos and knowing what she was able to create on that series gives us more than enough faith for this one.
Blockbuster is set to hit Netflix on November 3, 2022. Check out the official trailer below. Are you excited to go back in time? Let us know in the comments below and on social media!
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