Netflix Cancels Blockbuster After One Season

By Jessica Lerner 

Netflix has closed the door on Blockbuster, canceling the workplace comedy after only one season.

Since its Nov. 3 premiere, the series never gained much traction, with Blockbuster failing to enter Netflix’s Top 10 English-language programming ranking.

The series centered on the fictitious location of the last Blockbuster Video store. The show starred Randall Park, Melissa Fumero, Olga Merediz, Tyler Alvarez and Madeleine Arthur. J. B. Smoove, Kamaia Fairburn, Leonard Robinson and Keegan Connor Tracy recur.


In the season finale, the Blockbuster Video store was destroyed by a riot after a storm. Eliza (Fumero) was ready to tell Timmy (Park) about her romantic feelings for him, but he wasn’t ready to hear it because his business was at stake.

Following the finale, creator and executive producer Vanessa Ramos told Entertainment Weekly she wouldn’t necessarily address what would happen next for Timmy, saying, “That’s maybe a better question for my execs at Netflix. Until we get a season 2, I don’t let myself dream a bit.”

Jackie Clarke and David Caspe worked as executive producers and writers. John Davis and John Fox also served as executive producers.