Lord & Miller’s The Afterparty Series Lines Up A-List Ensemble Cast
Phil Lord and Chris Miller are no strangers to attracting all-star casts for their projects and their upcoming Apple TV+ series The Afterparty continues this ensemble streak as it has landed a large roster of talent including Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Sam Richardson (Detroiters), Zoë Chao (Downhill) and many more to star, according to Deadline. Miller also took to Twitter to share that filming had begun on the series and revealing he will direct at least one episode!
Haddish is set to star as Detective Danner, the eccentric detective assigned to solve the central murder mystery, while Richardson will play Aniq, a loveable escape room designer with hopes of connecting with his high school crush, former artist turned school administrator Zoe, played by Chao. Schwartz will portray Yasper, Aniq’s endlessly positive best friend with hopes of landing a career in music; Barinholtz will star as Brett, Zoe’s ex-husband and an arrogant former high school athlete; Glazer will play Chelsea, the high school’s former valedictorian and class president; Franco is set to star as famous pop star and actor Xavier, known for being a dorky drama student in high school; Demetriou is set to portray Walt, who was shunned in high school and attends the reunion in hopes of being remembered by his peers; and Early will star as Detective Culp, Danner’s over-eager partner.
TV+ has unveiled a stellar ensemble cast for its new murder-mystery comedy series The Afterparty. Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Like a Boss), Sam Richardson (Tomorrow War, Veep), Zoë Chao (Love Life, Downhill), Ben Schwartz (Space Force, House of Lies), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project, Neighbors), Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats, Fleabag) and John Early (Search Party, At Home with Amy Sedaris) will star in the series from Chris Miller and Phil Lord, TriStar TV and Sony Pictures TV.
The Afterparty is described as a murder mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes 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.
Miller created the series and will also serve as showrunner and executive producer. Lord will executive produce through the pair’s company, Lord Miller. Lord Miller’s vice president of television, Aubrey Lee, will serve as producer. The series will be produced for Apple by TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television, where Lord Miller is currently set up under an overall television deal.
Miller and Lord’s television credits include executive producing the adult animated comedy Hoops at Netflix, starring Jake Johnson, and Fox’s animated series Bless the Harts, as well as The Last Man on Earth and How I Met Your Mother. The duo’s other film credits include The Lego Movie, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Batman Movie 2, and the 21 Jump Street films.
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