Prepare to feel nostalgic after watching the first trailer for Netflix’s upcoming comedy series “Blockbuster”.
The trailer begins with Randall Park, who stars as Timmy Yoon, the manager of his hometown Blockbuster video, finding out that his location is the last one standing in America. Suddenly, he’s faced with the challenge of saving his store with the help of his staff, including “recently single long-time crush, Eliza (Melissa Fumero), aspiring filmmaker Carlos (Tyler Alvarez), mother figure Connie (Olga Merediz), naive Hannah (Madeleine Arthur), and landlord’s daughter, Kayla (Kamaia Fairburn),” as per Entertainment Weekly.
Timmy also takes on a bittersweet relationship with his best friend and landlord Percy (JB Smoove), who is torn between being loyal to his friend and collecting rent.
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Upon taking action, the community discovers unforeseen gifts within the store and their ability to rekindle the human connections lost to the digital age. Timmy’s employees can only hope that their battle to preserve the past will be the push he needs to step into the present.
Park previously spoke to EW, noting that he took the job because “there was just so much going on with these characters.”
“There’s just so much history and so many complicated feelings,” he explained, “but also just feelings of real love and camaraderie… it just had so much heart. I think that that’s what really sold me.”
The actor, who described his character as the boss who “loves this family and wants nothing more than for them to stay together and to work together and to thrive in this Blockbuster,” also commended the show for focusing on working class characters.
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“I feel like this show captures that perfectly and it doesn’t make a huge statement about it — it just reflects the reality of our world,” Park said. “We’re out there and we’re working and we’re struggling together, and we’re all friends and we get along and it’s not always contentious. And sometimes it is … and sometimes it isn’t, but we’re all ultimately this little family.”
“Blockbuster” premieres on Netflix on Nov. 3.