Apple continues to get the biggest names in entertainment for its streaming service, Apple TV+, and its latest comedy series, “The Afterparty” is no different. The eight episode series takes place at a high school reunion after party. Each episode will be the same night retold from each cast members perspective of events that unfold, each with its own style and genre to match the teller’s personality.
The casting includes: Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Dave Franco, Jamie Demetriou, and John Early. It is being executive produced by Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
Variety has reported the roles each of the cast members will take on:
Haddish will star as Detective Danner, the eccentric detective assigned to solve the high-profile case. Haddish is best known for her stand up career and her breakout role in the film “Girls Trip,” but Haddish has also starred in multiple TV projects in recent years. That includes the animated series “Tuca & Bertie” and the TBS comedy “The Last OG.” She is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.
Chao will star as Zoe, a former artist turned school administrator who is newly separated from her high school sweetheart. Chao most recently appeared in the HBO Max series “Love Life.” Her other credits include the feature “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” and the shows “Stranger,” “The OA,” and “The Comeback.” She is repped by CAA, B. Company, and Schreck Rose.
Schwartz stars as Yasper, Aniq’s relentlessly positive best friend who dreams of a career in music. Schwartz is known for his roles on shows like “Parks and Recreation,” “Space Force,” “House of Lies,” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” He also recently lent his voice to the title character in the feature “Sonic the Hedgehog. He is repped by WME, Haven Entertainment and Gang Tyre.
Barinholtz will play Brett, Zoe’s ex-husband and an arrogant, former high school athlete. Barinholtz previously starred in shows like “The Mindy Project” and “MADtv.” He has also appeared in features such as “Late Night,” “Suicide Squad,” and “Blockers.” He is repped by UTA, Artists First and Jared Levine.
Glazer will star as Chelsea, the former high school valedictorian and class president. Glazer is best known for co-creating and starring in the critically-acclaimed Comedy Central series “Broad City.” Her other TV roles include “Green Eggs and Ham” and “BoJack Horseman.” She is repped by Range Media Partners and Jackoway Austen.
Dave Franco is set to play Xavier, once a dorky high school drama student, now a famous pop star and actor. Franco has starred in features such as “The Disaster Artist,” the “Neighbors” and “21 Jump Street” films, and both “Now You See Me” films. His TV roles include “Scrubs” and “Greek.” He is repped by WME, Anonymous Content, Relevant, and Felker Toczek.
Demetriou will play Walt. Ignored throughout high school, Walt attends the reunion with hopes to be remembered. Demetriou’s TV credits include “Fleabag,” “The Great,” and “Miracle Workers.” He is repped by CAA in the US, United Agents in the UK, MGMT, and Multitude Media.
Early plays Detective Culp, Detective Danner’s overly-eager partner. Early recently starred in shows like “Search Party,” “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” and films like “The Disaster Artist” and “Late Night.” He is repped by UTA, Rise Management and attorney Michael Auerbach.