It looks like Netflix has set their sight on a new series that got passed on by NBC again, as Randall Park will bring a workplace comedy to life all about the popular Blockbuster Video rental store from the United States. It is given a direct-to-series order of 10-episodes. Vanessa Ramos is writing the project. She has worked on quite a few popular series including Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She’ll be joined by David Caspe and Jackie Clarke. Ramos shared the following:
To say getting to make a show about a place I love, with my friends Jackie and David, and Randall Park as our star is a dream come true, somehow feels like an understatement. I could not be more grateful to Jim [Donnelly] and Megan [Macmillan] at Universal for supporting this project since day one and Tracey, Andy [Weil], and the whole team at Netflix for being on board with so many weird jokes.Vanessa Ramos
The series will explore the life of the last Blockbuster Video that is trying to stay alive against all odds. It’s actually been developing for NBC since earlier this year but they passed on the project. It’s a reunion for Netflix’s Tracey Pakosta, who has worked with almost everyone involved in the project, as she also helped develop Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It sounds like a great idea and will make a great addition to Netflix’s ever-growing library of shows and films.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter