Amy Santiago is ditching the police uniform for a different kind of uniform in Netflix’s upcoming comedy series, Blockbuster. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero is set to join Randall Park in the single-cam series about the last standing Blockbuster store in America. Deadline describes Fumero’s role as follows;
Fumero will play Eliza, a dedicated mother whose marriage to her high school sweetheart is on the rocks. She left Harvard after one semester to start a family and now works at Blockbuster alongside Timmy (Park) as his trusty number two … and maybe more.
That Netflix is making a series based on their former arch-nemesis feels poetic in many ways. Once upon a time, Blockbuster scoffed at Netflix’s ambitious business plan to expand into uncharted territories. Now, here we are.
Fumero and Park should prove to be very enticing leads. Among many other big things, Park recently won the hearts of MCU fans as Agent Jimmy Woo in Wandavision. Fumero, as we all know, was a fan favorite in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The two working together should bring a lot of eyes to this series.