J.B. Smoove and Kamaia Fairburn join the cast of Netflix’s untitled Blockbuster comedy series in a recurring role. Tyler Alvarez, Madeleine Arthur, and Olga Merediz have also been cast as series regulars.
Netflix gave the comedy a 10-episode order, created by Vanessa Ramos. The single-cam ensemble workplace comedy follows the staff of the last Blockbuster Video in America.
The aforementioned cast joins previously announced leads Randall Park and Melissa Fumero who star as Timmy, who is in charge of the store and Eliza, Timmy’s number two in the store.
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JB Smoove to recur as Percy. He’s the strip mall and party store owner and 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 (Park) and Percy, who can’t seem to stay away from Blockbuster, especially with his daughter working there.
Kamaia Fairburn is set to recur as Kayla, 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.
Tyler Alvarez is cast as Carlos, as a first-generation son of immigrant who 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.
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Madeleine Arthur stars as Hannah, a 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 is cast as Connie, a Blockbuster employee who cares more about making friends than money. She’s the unintentionally blunt mother figure to not just the employees, but many of the Blockbuster regulars.
David Caspe and Jackie Clarke serve as writers and executive producers. Ramos will executive produce alongside John Davis and John Fox via Davis Entertainment. Universal Television is the studio.
No official release date has been announced for when Blockbuster will premiere on Netflix. In the meantime, fans can currently watch Smoove in the series Curb Your Enthusiasm, which is available to stream on HBO Max.