Will there be another season of Blockbuster? Continue reading to find out.
All the viewers who tuned in to watch the show are now wondering if this is the last time they will watch it or if Netflix will renew it for additional seasons. The first season concluded a month ago and has a plot that deserves to be explored further if the script is improved. As a result, it is essential to note that the show has piqued the interest of viewers who want to learn more about the new themes and character arcs offered to the audience.
So, it is fair to ask about the show’s future plans. If you were looking forward to knowing more about the next chapter of Blockbuster, then you have reached the right place, as we have listed all the crucial and latest information below.
Here is everything we know about Blockbuster’s status with Netflix.
Blockbuster: Will there be a Season 2?
Unfortunately, the answer is NO! Netflix has officially confirmed that the second season of Blockbuster is scrapped. The news of cancellation after one season isn’t surprising as the overall reception of the season hasn’t been that great. On Rotten Tomatoes reported a 21% approval rating with an average rating of 4.8/10, based on 24 critic reviews. On the other hand, Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 44 out of 100 based on 15 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.” Additionally, the single-camera workplace comedy starring Randall Park had a quiet run after launching on November 3, 2022, and never cracked Netflix’s weekly Top 10. Take a look at some of the fan’s reactions to the sudden cancellation of the show:
So lemme get this straight.
Netflix puts Blockbuster out of business.
Then makes a TV show about Blockbuster.
Then cancels it after 1 season.
— Coffins And Coffee (@Coffins_Coffee) December 19, 2022
Netflix Has Just Killed Blockbuster Again As if it wasn't ironic enough that Netflix greenlit a Blockbuster series after it helped with its demise, the streamer has now canceled it after one season, effectively meaning Netflix has now killed Blockbuster twice.
— ZaxNewsStand (@ZaxNewsStand) December 18, 2022
Netflix really canceled Blockbuster twice pic.twitter.com/RMXZLXsnwf
— DripMarvel Shorts🍿 (Peak Cinema) (@drip_marvel) December 17, 2022
In the first season, Timmy Yoon (Randall Park) is an analog dreamer in a 5G world. He’s spent his entire adult life dedicated to his first love, movies – a passion that’s kept him at his first and only job, managing his hometown Blockbuster Video. Then Timmy is alarmed to learn that his store is officially the last Blockbuster in America. He now has no choice but to take action to stay open and keep his friends employed.
Timmy and his staff quickly come to realize that being home to the last Blockbuster might actually be exactly what their community needs to rekindle the human connections they lost to the digital age. It also unexpectedly reunites him with his long-time crush Eliza (Melissa Fumero), who’s recently come back to work for him. Will this battle to preserve the past be the push Timmy needs to step into the present? His employees can only hope so.
Blockbuster Cast and Crew
Blockbuster is an American workplace comedy television series created by Vanessa Ramos, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series was produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. The main cast members of the series with their character descriptions are as follows:
- Randall Park as Timmy Yoon: The manager of the last operating Blockbuster Video store, is a dreamer and a lover of films.
- Melissa Fumero as Eliza Walker: Timmy’s long-time crush and an employee at the store who works to afford her apartment after splitting with her husband.
- Olga Merediz as Connie Serrano: An older employee of Blockbuster
- Tyler Alvarez as Carlos Herrera: A young employee at the store who dreams of being a director, much like Quentin Tarantino.
- Madeleine Arthur as Hannah Hadman: A young employee of the store who is also Carlos’ friend.
The recurring cast members of the series are as follows: J. B. Smoove as Percy Scott, Timmy’s best friend and the landlord of the strip mall the store is located in, Kamaia Fairburn as Kayla Scott, Percy’s daughter who works at the store, Keegan Connor Tracy as Rene, a potential love interest of Timmy and Leonard Robinson as Aaron Walker, Eliza’s husband. Alongside Ramos, the series also was written by executive producers David Caspe and Jackie Clarke. John Davis and John Fox also EP’ed for Davis Entertainment.
Blockbuster Episodes and Streaming Options
The first season of the show has a total of 10 episodes with an average runtime of 26 to 28 minutes. If you haven’t been able to catch up with the show yet then we have listed down the crucial details about the episode’s titles and synopsis for you to get a quick glimpse into the plot which will definitely help you to decide if you want to stream the show or not. Take a look at the official episode guide below:
Episode 1: Pilot: At the last Blockbuster in existence, manager Timmy rallies the staff into throwing a block party to boost memberships and connect with the community.
Episode 2: Blockbuster Daddy: Timmy needs to make some hard choices to keep the store afloat, Eliza worries she’s not being a good mom after hearing her daughter’s new rock song.
Episode 3: Evan and Trevin: Halloween brings schemes and screams as Timmy, Eliza, and Percy plot revenge against a pair of teen pranksters; Connie and Kayla launch an investigation.
Episode 4: The Itsy Bizzies: A nomination for a small business award has Timmy changing his hair and a lot more; meanwhile, carlos urges a penny-pinching Hannah to treat herself.
Episode 5: King of Queens: When Timmy resolves to move on from his crush and start dating, he turns to Percy and Kayla for help; Eliza faces a romantic dilemma of her own.
Episode 6: Parental Control: Timmy’s family emergency derails the team’s plan to stay late and organize the inventory and messes up Eliza’s much-needed night of me time.
Episode 7: Intimate Angels: A thoughtless gesture leads Timmy to reevaluate his close friendship with Percy; Eliza, Hannah, and Kelly help a grieving Connie find a new friend.
Episode 8: Special Guy Day: When Eliza spirals after an unexpected customer interaction, Timmy proposes a fun plan to cheer her up; Connie and Carlos help Hannah cram for a test.
Episode 9: Thimble: Ready to move on from blockbuster, Eliza interviews for a promising new job; Kayla’s search for an apartment takes a suspicious turn.
Episode 10: Sh..Storm: As the store gears up for the holidays, a series of unfortunate events, from a solar storm to an appearance by a former child star, causes chaos.
All the episodes of the series are available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
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