It features a number of recognisable stars, from Sam Richardson to Jamie Demetriou, being interrogated by Tiffany Haddish’s chief detective after a murder at a party.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Afterparty
What is it about?
The Afterparty is a murder mystery comedy drama, following a detective (Tiffany Hadish) interrogating the guests at a party, all of whom are suspects in a murder.
What sets The Afterparty apart in particular is that each episode will recount the party from a different perspective in a different genre – as each guest tries to offer an alibi, the narrative will twist to suit their character, with one episode presented as a noir, another as a romcom, etc.
It is a high school reunion afterparty, meaning the characters all know and remember one another from their youth.
Who is in the cast?
Tiffany Haddish headlines as Detective Danner, who is investigating the murder at the party. You’ll know Haddish from her roles in films like Girls Trip, Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour, and The Card Counter.
She’s joined by Sam Richardson, who you might recognise from Veep, Jamie Demetriou, who you’ll know from Stath Lets Flats, and Ben Schwartz, who you might know as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog or from his appearance in Staged.
The rest of the cast includes Dave Franco (Now You See Me), Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), John Early (Search Party), and Zoë Chao (Strangers, Modern Love).
It’s written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were behind 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street, as well as The Lego Movie and Clone High.
Where can I watch the trailer?
You can see the trailer right here, as Tiffany Haddish begins to interrogate the assembled party guests.
When and where can I watch it?
The Afterparty will be available to watch on Apple TV+. The first three episodes of the series will drop on January 28, with a further five episodes available weekly after that.
There are 8 episodes in the series as a whole.
What do the reviews say?
Our review described the series as a little disappointing - not because it wasn’t good, but because our expectations were so high. It was a 7/10 show we’d been expecting to be a 9/10, so our enjoyment of it was dulled a little bit, but there’s still a lot to appreciate about it.
Why should I watch it?
Because that central genre-bending conceit seems like a fun way to enliven a familiar type of story, and a great opportunity for its talented cast to stretch their comic muscles.
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