Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind many hit shows—The Lego Movie; Cocaine Bear; Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse—return with a second season of The Afterparty. Like the last season, expect a murder at the titular afterparty and everyone at said afterparty looks guilty as hell. Aside from the playful dynamics among the ensemble cast, each episode focuses on a different character’s account of that fateful evening, all told through the lens of popular film genres and specific visuals to complement the storyteller’s perspective.
Last season, all eight episodes were directed in the style of an action movie; a musical; a teen drama; an animation; a police procedural; a children's show; a romantic comedy; a psychological thriller. For the second season, we are getting 10 episodes and from the trailer for the second season, it looks like we'll be getting genres like noir; a period drama; formalism (think the style of Wes Anderson) and... TikTok?
Three characters from last season will appear in this second season. We'll see Detective Danner (Tiffany Haddish), who is called in to investigate a murder at the behest of Aniq (played by Sam Richardson) and Zoë (Zoë Chao). The star-studded cast retains its Hollywood gleam with the addition of Elizabeth Perkins; Zach Woods; Paul Walter Hauser; Poppy Liu; Anna Konkle; Jack Whitehall; Vivian Wu; John Cho and Ken Jeong.
The first two episodes of the second season will premiere on Wednesday, 12 July. After that, an episode will be aired every Wednesday until 6 September.
The Afterparty's second season will be shown solely on Apple TV+.