Apple TV + continues to include particularly interesting productions in its catalog.
Among these we find The Afterparty , arriving on January 28 on the streaming platform with the first three episodes (the following ones will be released on a weekly basis every Friday).
Created and directed by Chris Miller , who also participates as a producer in collaboration with partner Phil Lord (the same duo that gave us 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie ), this series is proposed as a fun and entertaining hybrid of titles such as Gentlemen , the crime served , Rashomon and the works of Agatha Christie. It is a project conceived for the big screen in 2010 (with the title The Reunion ) and changed over time, up to its final form.
The result is a very successful mystery-comedy capable of thrilling and, above all, never boring. The reason? Each episode of The Afterparty is different from the previous one in atmosphere, while telling the same story.
Everything in the series stands out for its genre. We used different aspect ratios for the different stories, reflecting the iconic visions typical of that genre. It was the opportunity to bring all those things we love from different films. And there are hundreds of references, because it’s such a complicated show with so many styles of directing.
The perfect interpreters for a funny and mysterious story
And then there is comedy, which Chris Miller (again in collaboration with Phil Lord ) has proven to know very well over the course of his career. In The Afterparty , fun is guaranteed and never banal. From this point of view the merit is also of a decidedly perfect cast, which in addition to the aforementioned Dave Franco and Tiffany Haddish also includes Zoë Chao ( Love Life, Downhill ), Ben Schwartz ( Space Force, House of Lies ), Ike Barinholtz ( The Mindy Project, Bad Neighbors ), Ilana Glazer ( Broad City), Jamie Demetriou ( Fleabag, Stath Lets Flats ) and John Early ( Search Party ).
Have you ever watched a movie or a series and think “ You can see that the actors had fun during the shoot “? Here, this is the case, and makes it even more enjoyable.
With The Afterparty , Apple TV + hits the spot once again and it’s a real shame that its titles, with a few exceptions, still don’t get all the attention they deserve. Unlike other much more consolidated platforms that now aim only at quantity, the platform of the Cupertino company aims at quality. And it shows.