Blockbuster is about to turn back the clocks.
Netflix released the first trailer for the nostalgic workplace sitcom Oct. 7, and it's taking us right back to our video store days. The first teaser details exactly how Timmy Yoon's hometown Blockbuster location became the last one ever, and what steps he'll take to save it.
"There's no easy way to say this," a mysterious voice tells Timmy (played by Fresh Off the Boat's Randall Park) over the phone. "Seven more Blockbuster locations just closed. You're officially the last one on Earth."
But Timmy doesn't immediately understand the consequences of this, telling the supervisor that he doesn't "love the pattern that's starting to emerge," before he's promptly hung up on.
The rest of the teaser introduces us to the rest of the cast of characters that work at the video store, including Eliza Walker (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Melissa Fumero), a dedicated mother and Timmy's number two (and maybe something more), Connie Serrano (Olga Merediz), a blunt mother figure who works at Blockbuster to make friends, not money and Carlos Herrera (Tyler Alvarez), a first-generation son of immigrants who dreams of being a filmmaker like Quentin Tarantino.
The employees are rounded out by Hannah Hadman (Madeleine Arthur), a naïve woman who lost her mother at a young age but finds a family at Blockbuster, Percy Scott (Curb Your Enthusiasm's JB Smoove), their slick landlord and strip mall owner and Kayla Scott (Kamaia Fairburn), his sometimes scary teenage daughter who also works at the store.
Throughout the series, the employees must band together to save their store, or risk losing their livelihoods (and found family) forever.
Park recently reflected on why he joined the show in the first place, revealing that he couldn't pass up on the sitcom once he read the pilot script, which was written Superstore creator Vanessa Ramos.
"There was just so much going on with these characters," he told Entertainment Weekly Sept. 21. "There's just so much history and so many complicated feelings, but also just feelings of real love and camaraderie…It just had so much heart. I think that that's what really sold me."
Watch the employees come together when Blockbuster premieres on Netflix Nov. 3.
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