“The Afterparty” is a new ensemble mystery series that looks like it could be one of the best shows of 2022. Chris Miller is the creator and showrunner of this show. According to IMDb, Miller will also be making his solo directing debut on the pilot; he had previously directed everything in his career with Lord. The Afterparty will be set at a high school reunion, which turns into a murder mystery. Each episode tells the alibi of a different character, each with its unique visuals and perspectives.
The Afterparty: Casts and Plot!
The murder mystery genre has experienced a resurgence lately, with movies like Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” Rian Johnson’s excellent “Knives Out” and, uh, the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston joint “Murder Mystery” grabbing the spotlight when they were released. “The Afterparty” was originally going to predate all of those projects.
Cassie throws a multi-day party for her birthday then dares to die during the party. After her death, she hovers between “the above” and “the below.” And during that time, she tried to correct her mistakes while she was alive. According to the report, “Afterlife of the Party” stars Victoria Justice, Midori Francis (Netflix’s “Dash & Lily”), Adam Garcia (“Coyote Ugly”), and singer-songwriter Spencer Sutherland, who will also provide original music for the movie. We also know that Justice will play Cassie, an irrepressible party girl whose birthday plans go off the rails when she expires before her big day. Francis will play Cassie’s best friend, Lisa, according to Bustle.
If the trailer is any indication, Dave Franco plays the murder victim. Tiffany Haddish and John Early play detectives investigating his death.
The Afterparty: Release Date and Trailer!
While “The Afterparty” does not have an official release date yet, we know it will premiere in January 2022. After that, the series will be available to watch exclusively on AppleTV+, although it’s unclear precisely what the rollout plan will be.
Check out the trailer here:
The streamer has often released the first two or three episodes simultaneously to get audiences hooked. Then they doled out a single episode weekly after that. No word yet on how it will handle “The Afterparty.” However, the show’s structure seems like it might be a week-to-week release strategy.