Netflix launched the official trailer for “Blockbuster” on Friday, prompting Twitter customers to level out the irony of the brand new sequence premiering on the streaming platform.
The present follows a Blockbuster Video supervisor named Timmy (Randall Park) as he and his workers battle to maintain their retailer — the corporate’s solely remaining location — afloat.
The first season of the sequence, which additionally stars Melissa Fumero and Olga Merediz, is about to debut Nov. 3. The trailer begins with Timmy grimacing as he hears that their Blockbuster retailer is the “last one on Earth” after a string of current closures.
The irony that the sequence will solely stream on Netflix — which is extensively believed to have aided within the video rental firm’s downfall — was not misplaced on Twitter customers.
“Netflix is basically dancing on Blockbuster’s grave here,” one person wrote Saturday.
Many seemingly felt the identical means in 2020 when Netflix debuted “The Last Blockbuster,” a documentary targeted on a real-life retailer in Bend, Oregon, that’s now the only Blockbuster in existence.
Netflix was based in 1997 and started providing DVD leases by mail quickly after. Blockbuster reportedly had a chance to buy Netflix in 2000 however determined in opposition to it. The rental store firm filed for chapter in 2010 after years of considerable financial losses and the debut of Netflix’s widespread streaming service in 2007.