The Afterparty is a murder-mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.
The show hails from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “21 Jump Street” filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord, and across eight episodes follows a detective played by Tiffany Haddish who’s investigating a murder that occurred at a high school reunion party.
Each episode explores a different character’s account of what happened that evening, and each episode is told through the lens of a different popular film genre that matches the character. So when Ben Schwartz’s character is recounting the events, it’s a musical; and when Ike Barinholtz’s character explains what happened, it’s an action movie.
Miller created, directed, executive produced and serves as showrunner on the series with Lord also serving as executive producer through their Lord Miller production banner. The cast also includes Sam Richardson (“Tomorrow War,” “Veep”), Zoë Chao (“Love Life,” “Downhill”), Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”), Jamie Demetriou (“Fleabag,” “Stath Lets Flats”) and Dave Franco (“The Rental,” “The Disaster Artist”).
The Afterparty premieres on Apple TV January 28th.