The Final Blockbuster Sitcom Starring Randall Park Has Been Ordered By Netflix

Netflix has ordered a new sitcom starring WandaVision’s Randall Park about the only remaining Blockbuster Video store.

Blockbuster, the once-popular video, and DVD rental store, first opened its doors in 1985 and continued to grow steadily throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

With over 9,000 stores and approximately 85,000 employees throughout the world, the company peak in 2004.

Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010 due to increasing competition from companies such as Netflix, which was previously a mail-order DVD business, and Redbox’s automated DVD rental kiosks, as well as increasing pressure from the 2008 financial crisis.

After several years of financial difficulties, most surviving Blockbuster locations were closed in 2014, leaving only a handful of privately owned franchise locations throughout the world.

Vanessa Ramos, who has previously worked on smash sitcoms Superstore and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is the creator of the single-camera show, which was originally planned for NBC.

The show’s writers and executive producers are David Caspe and Jackie Clarke, who previously collaborated on Superstore and Happy Endings. Davis Entertainment’s executive producers are John Davis and John Fox.