“The Afterparty” Executive Producer Chris Miller And Phil Lord Committed to mixed media productions. Sure, his murder mystery series has a multi-genre format, but his ambitions are perhaps even better explained by Season 1 star Ben Schwartz’s unconventional appearance at the show’s Emmy FYC event on Saturday at Hollywood Legion.
Dialing through FaceTime on the iPad sitting on Miller’s lap, Schwartz shouted to the audience, “We’re all having fun, aren’t we?”
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“The Afterparty” takes place after a high school reunion, as pop star alum Javier (Dave Franco) invites his former classmates to a party at his mansion. When Xavier falls from a balcony, Detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish) arrives to investigate what pushed him and each former student is a suspect. During the night, the characters explain their version of what happened, employing different film styles to illuminate each perspective.
Even though the murderer is revealed, the mystery of “The Afterparty” continues—but now it’s all about how the show will proceed. Miller, who also serves as producer and director of the Apple TV Plus comedy, shared the tiniest details about Season 2.
Only Tiffany Haddish announced her return so far, variety Pressed to see who else might show up. When asked if season 1 lead Sam Richardson Will reprise the role of Anick, smiles Miller.
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“Beyond Tiffany will have actors returning as well as a whole bunch of newcomers,” he confirmed. And during an onstage Q&A, he said: “A whole new murder. Different conspiracies. Different film genres. We have a dog in this — he’s a pervert, but a dog.”
For his part, Richardson is looking forward to returning to the show.
“it feels It’s as it should be,” Richardson said after referencing a scene in the Season 1 finale, where Anick gives Detective Danner his business card and helps him solve another mystery. “I don’t know. I Hope it happens.”
Ike Barinholtz, who plays Brett, was less subtle. “I can’t answer any questions about season 2 yet because I signed a deal with these guys [Miller and Lord] They can legally take me home if I may,” he joked. “All I can say is that these guys put out some really cool stuff.”
If it was up to him, though, Barinholtz suggested some ideas for an upcoming episode.
“I would do well in a film like ‘Cheap by the Dozen.’ A children’s film where adults are made fun of,” Barinholtz said when asked what genre he would choose for his character. “I know there’s a season 2, but I think season 3 should be me and [Brett’s daughter Maggie, played by Everly Carganilla]And I’m gonna talk to these guys about it.”
Richardson wants kung fu episodes. “I’ve studied Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun Do and Jiu Jitsu, but I’ve never done a kung fu film,” he explained.
Miller and Lord kept an even tighter lid on their style plans for Season 2 than their casting, but they expressed gratitude for being able to experiment with so many styles on a singular project.
God laughed, “It’s like eight blank checks.”
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