The Afterparty: Season 1

The Afterparty: Season 1

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Tiffany Haddish is a detective at the centre of this murder-mystery comedy series where a high school reunion afterparty turns fatal. From Lord and Miller, the creative team behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and 21 Jump Street. More

Each of the eight episodes feature a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual format and film genre to match the teller’s personality.

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2021USA
Comedy

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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Aniq

Following a shocking death at a high school reunion’s afterparty,... More Detective Danner grills Aniq, who recounts the night like a rom-com.

EPISODE 1.2

Brett

In Brett’s action-packed retelling of the night, he had one... More goal in attending the reunion: reconcile with his ex-wife to get their family back together.

EPISODE 1.3

Yasper

Yasper explains how he tried to get Xavier to help... More him get his music career off the ground. His version of the events is a toe-tapping musical.

EPISODE 1.4

Chelsea

Chelsea reveals her not-so-innocent motive: revenge, plain and simple. Her... More recollection is a tense psychological thriller.

EPISODE 1.5

High School

Everyone’s stories trace back to a high school party from... More 15 years ago, which Walt recounts to Detective Danner—revealing huge secrets.

EPISODE 1.6

Zoe

Zoë confesses she came to the reunion for a wild... More night out—a break from her divorced, single-mom life. Things get animated in her retelling.

EPISODE 1.7

Danner

As her unconventional methods land her in hot water, Detective... More Danner looks to her own past to explain why she needs to crack this case.

EPISODE 1.8

Maggie

An unexpected eyewitness emerges to help Detective Danner piece together... More the true story behind Xavier’s demise. Season finale.

The Afterparty: Season 1 | Reviews

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord (Spider-Verse, Jump Street) strike comedy gold yet again with this ensemble mystery. Its Rashomon-style approach (retelling events from various perspectives) soars thanks to a superb cast and multi-genre approach.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A clever and charming ride that frequently serves up fun surprises

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Up there with Lord and Miller's best work.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

The meeting point of Rashomon with the self-referential, punchline-deferring humour of comedies such as Community and The Good Place.

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Variety

Variety

Becomes more intriguing and much funnier than it might've been thanks to the sharp actors embodying each different genre.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Exceedingly delightful, cleverly constructed, adeptly acted comedy-mystery.

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Independent

Independent

While the cast... are generally likeable, and there’s a certain freshness about its commitment to being two things at once... it isn’t amusing enough to be enjoyed as pure comedy.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

The only thing this tone-deaf pastiche-fest defies is a reason to be seen.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's smart, with thoughtful ideas to offer those who feel like engaging with them - but it's concerned first and foremost with having a good time.

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Decider

Decider

(The Afterparty) deftly blends intrigue and hilarity into one compelling story..

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Collider

Collider

Already one of the best debuts of 2022.

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The Afterparty: Season 1 | Trailers

The Afterparty: Season 1 | Release Details

The Afterparty: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV+.