Blockbuster did not survive the streamers, and neither did the present concerning the final Blockbuster on the planet. Netflix’s “Blockbuster” has been canceled after one season, Deadline reported on Dec. 16.
However similar to his character Timmy, star Randall Park hoped to maintain “Blockbuster” alive. Season one of many Netflix present, which premiered Nov. 3, leaves just a few issues hanging, together with the standing of Timmy’s relationship along with his worker and longtime crush Eliza (Melissa Fumero). The pair spend loads of the season wanting longingly at one another whereas staunchly refusing to confess their true emotions. “I am rooting for Timmy and Eliza,” Park advised POPSUGAR in a November interview. “I am very invested in them. My hope is that we’ll see a few of these issues come to fruition, if we do get one other season or two.”
Sadly, followers won’t ever get to know if Timmy and Eliza will lastly confess their very apparent love for one another. Total, the actors — from Park and Fumero to Olga Merediz as lonely Connie and Tyler Alvarez as aspiring filmmaker Carlos — are the center and soul of “Blockbuster” and one of the best a part of the present, which struggled in different areas. All through the season, their characters provide one another group and camaraderie by way of varied ups and downs. “All the characters, to me, are . . . enjoyable they usually’re humorous, however there is a grounded type of factor about every of them that makes them very relatable and enjoyable to play,” Park stated. “There’s loads of coronary heart behind what they are going by way of.”
The in-person element of the old-school video-store expertise is one factor that was misplaced when Blockbuster fell to the streaming companies, so it is smart that the present focuses on group. “I do lengthy for the simplicity of these instances,” Park stated, recalling the Blockbuster days of yore. “And as Timmy says, the human interplay that comes with that. Speaking to the clerk on the retailer, getting suggestions, giving suggestions, all of these issues in actual time — I believe it is enjoyable. And it is one thing that we do not have anymore, sadly.”
Off display screen, Park developed a group of his personal with the “Blockbuster” workforce, whom he hoped to work with once more. “I hope the present retains going as a result of I’ve such a good time with this forged and crew,” he stated. “They’re simply such wonderful folks. Simply on a private stage of desirous to get pleasure from my life, I actually hope I get to work with all of them once more.” In a second season, he stated, he hoped to see “Blockbuster thriving.” As for Timmy and Eliza, he was additionally hoping that the celebrities would align. “Timing has lots to do with it,” he stated when requested why Timmy and Eliza have such a tough time getting collectively. “Life is sophisticated, and all of us have our completely different commitments and we need to do good on these commitments, and generally these commitments preserve us from different nice prospects.” he added. “However that they might work.”
Though “Blockbuster” isn’t any extra, not all hope is misplaced for the once-beloved video-store chain. The present is definitely primarily based on the true world’s final Blockbuster, situated in Bend, OR, which remains to be going robust.
“Blockbuster” season one is now streaming on Netflix.