Before the premiere of The Afterparty, I spoke with Ben Schwartz, Sam Richardson, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou, Zoë Chao, and Ike Barinholtz! The comedy series premieres Friday, January 28 on Apple TV+ with three episodes. New episodes will then be released weekly, every Friday.
The Afterparty centers on a murder mystery at a high school reunion. Each of the eight episodes features a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual style and film genre to match the teller’s personality.
Ben Schwartz has lent his voice to characters in Rumble, Crossing Swords, Fairfax, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., DuckTales, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic the Hedgehog, Turbo, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, BoJack Horseman, and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. His other television credits include Space Force, Parks and Recreation, The Earliest Show, Mayne Street, as well as House of Lies. Additionally, the actor can be seen in Coffee Town, Flora & Ulysses, Night School, New York City Serenade, I Hate Valentine’s Day, The Walk, The Intervention, Blue Iguana, Happy Anniversary, Everybody’s Fine, An Actor Prepares, Outside In, Runner Runner, This Is Where I Leave You, Peep World, Better Living Through Chemistry, and Standing Up, Falling Down.
Sam Richardson’s film work includes Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Hooking Up, Werewolves Within, The Tomorrow War, Office Christmas Party, Promising Young Woman, Spy, Superintelligence, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, All Stars, Good Boys, and Game Over, Man!. On television, the actor has been in Veep, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., HouseBroken, Detroiters, Hoops, The Fungies, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as BoJack Horseman.
Ilana Glazer is best known as the co-creator, writer, director, executive producer, and star of the critically acclaimed series, Broad City. The actress recently starred in, co-wrote, and produced the film, False Positive. Other notable credits include Rough Night, The Night Before, BoJack Horseman, as well as Green Eggs and Ham. Her debut standup special The Planet Is Burning is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Jamie Demetriou can be recognized for his roles in Miracle Workers, Fleabag, Stath Lets Flats, Tracey Ullman’s Show, Four Weddings and a Funeral, SunTrap, Cockroaches, as well as The Great. His film credits include The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Cruella, Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, Island of Dreams, Sherlock Gnomes, Paddington 2, and Game Over, Man!.
Zoë Chao can also be seen in Love Life, Modern Love, Strangers, The Comeback, Living with Yourself, God Particles, and The OA. Her film work includes Long Weekend, Almost Love, I Used to Go Here, The High Note, My Girlfriend’s Abroad, Downhill, Dirty Beautiful, as well as Where’d You Go, Bernadette.
Ike Barinholtz can be recognized on television for The Mindy Project, Mapleworth Murders, MADtv, Bless the Harts, The Awesomes, Chozen, Eastbound & Down, as well as Chicago Party Aunt. The actor’s film roles include Neighbors, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Suicide Squad, Blockers, The Oath, Late Night, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie, Lock and Roll Forever, Moxie, The Hunt, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Bright, The Disaster Artist, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Snatched, Storks, The Angry Birds Movie, Sisters, and How to Make Love to a Woman.
The cast told me which genre they would want the movie of their life to be told in, what fans should be paying attention to in order to put the pieces together, who they would rather play (the suspect, the murderer, or the one solving the mystery) in a murder mystery, and more!
Watch my interviews below to find out their answers: