Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the producers behind Into the Spider-Verse and the writer-directors of The Lego Film, are bringing their skills to Apple TV Plus. The Afterparty is a new eight-part murder-mystery comedy series created and directed by Miller, with each Lord and Miller serving as showrunners and govt producers.

The brand new sequence “centers on a murder mystery at a high school reunion,” Apple says, with every episode that includes “a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual style and film genre to match the teller’s personality.”

The present stars Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, and Ilana Glazer, amongst a number of different comedy stars (and apparently Dave Franco). It’s arduous to get an actual sense of the small print of the plot primarily based off this primary trailer (Haddish is investigating the homicide?), however the premise and forged are actually promising. Plus, tales with equally obscure premises — Sport Evening begins as a movie about people playing board games earlier than it will get wacky — have traditionally allowed for loads of surprising twists and humorous setups.

Lord and Miller have one other streaming undertaking within the works as effectively. In February 2021, HBO Max introduced it was reviving Lord, Miller, and Invoice Lawrence’s animated present Clone Excessive for the streaming service. Apple already has a profitable working relationship with Lawrence, who’s a co-creator of its Emmy-winning comedy Ted Lasso.

The Afterparty will premiere globally on Apple TV Plus in January 2022.


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