Streaming killed the video store, but Netflix is keeping the spirit alive.
On Friday, the streamer shared the first images from the upcoming sitcom “Blockbuster”, about the last Blockbuster Video store in the U.S.
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“Timmy Yoon (Randall Park) Is an analog dreamer living in a 5G world,” the longline reads. “And after learning he is operating the last Blockbuster Video in America, Timmy and his staff employees (including his long-time crush, Eliza (Melissa Fumero) fight to stay relevant. The only way to succeed is to remind their community that they provide something big corporations can’t: human connection.”
The series is created by Vanessa Ramos (“Superstore”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) with David Caspe (“Happy Endings”, “Black Monday”) and also stars Tyler Alvarez, Madeleine Arthur, Olga Merediz, JB Smoove and Kamaia Fairburn.
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In reality, though Blockbuster Video has ceased operations, one single franchise location has remained open in Bend, Oregon, attracting pilgrimages, and has even been listed as an Airbnb rental for ’90s-themed sleepovers.
“Blockbuster” premieres on Netflix Nov. 3.