Apple TV + has announced that The Afterparty , the mystery-comedy series, by Phil Lord and Chris Miller .

Directors of 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie , will make its debut on the streaming platform on January 28, 2022. The first season of eight episodes will launch with the first three episodes, followed by a new weekly episode, every Friday.

A mysterious murder

Created and directed by Chris Miller , the series centers on a mysterious murder that occurred during a reunion of classmates in high school. Each of the eight episodes offers a reinterpretation of the same night told through the perspective of a different character, each with its own visual style and film genre that adapts to the personality of the narrator.

The cast

The Afterparty cast includes Tiffany Haddish ( Girls’ Journey, Friends in Business ), Sam Richardson ( War of Tomorrow, Veep – Incompetent Vice President ), 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 ), Dave Franco ( The Rental, The Disaster Artist) and John Early ( Search Party ).

In addition to directing, Chris Miller is also showrunner and executive producer alongside Phil Lord on behalf of the couple’s production company, Lord-Miller . Tony and Emmy nominated writer, producer and performer Anthony King ( Search Party, Dead to Me ), is also executive producer. Aubrey Lee , Lord Miller’s Senior Vice President of Television, produces the series, which was produced for Apple by TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television as part of Lord and Miller’s extensive five-year television deal.

The statements of Phil Lord and Chris Miller

This is one of the most amazing, original and fun projects we have ever made. Our goal was to tell a story that mixes comedy with mystery in a new and exciting way. By giving each episode its own unique style of storytelling, we have been able to make what appear to be eight distinctly different, yet interconnected films that highlight how individual characters’ personal perspectives and prejudices shape how they view the world.