Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Like a Boss) and Dave Franco (Now You See Me, The Disaster Artist) are among the nine actors that have joined the cast of the Apple TV+ murder-mystery comedy series The Afterparty. The series story comes from Chris Miller and Phil Lord (The Lego Movie, How I Met Your Mother, 21 Jump Street), and will also star Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou, and John Early.
Variety reports the following synopsis and character descriptions:
The eight-episode series is set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each episode will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.
Haddish will star as Detective Danner, the eccentric detective assigned to solve the high-profile case.
Richardson will play Aniq, a loveable escape room designer who hopes to reconnect with his high school crush, Zoe.
Chao will star as Zoe, a former artist turned school administrator who is newly separated from her high school sweetheart.
Schwartz stars as Yasper, Aniq’s relentlessly positive best friend who dreams of a career in music.
Barinholtz will play Brett, Zoe’s ex-husband and an arrogant, former high school athlete.
Glazer will star as Chelsea, the former high school valedictorian and class president.
Dave Franco is set to play Xavier, once a dorky high school drama student, now a famous pop star and actor.
Demetriou will play Walt. Ignored throughout high school, Walt attends the reunion with hopes to be remembered.
Early plays Detective Culp, Detective Danner’s overly-eager partner.
This is a crazy cast and set of writers! This is a fun format, and I am excited to see this series come together. I bet it will be hilarious. Are you looking forward to The Afterparty on Apple TV+?