Apple TV+ today announced that the streaming platform’s global sensation, the murder mystery comedy series “The Afterparty,” will be returning for a second season starting Wednesday 12 July 2023.
From Academy Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord, each episode of “The Afterparty” is a genre-bending comedy that explores a different character’s account of one fateful evening, all told through the lens of popular film genres and unique visuals to match the storyteller’s perspective. Stars Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao return for season two, which introduces a new case, new film genres and an expanded cast of characters played by Elizabeth Perkins, Zach Woods, Paul Walter Hauser, Poppy Liu, Anna Konkle, Jack Whitehall, Vivian Wu, John Cho and Ken Jeong.
Season two sees a wedding derailed when the groom is murdered leaving every one of the guests prime suspects. Detective Danner (Haddish) returns to help Aniq (Richardson) and Zoë (Chao) solve the mystery by interviewing family members, star-crossed lovers and business associates, and hearing each suspect’s account of the weekend, each with their own unique perspective and visual style.
“The Afterparty” is produced for Apple by TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television as part of Lord and Miller’s sweeping five-year television deal. Season two will be co-showrun by Miller and Tony and Emmy-nominated writer, producer and performer Anthony King, with both serving as executive producers. Miller will exec-produce alongside Lord under their Lord Miller banner. Lord Miller’s SVP of television Aubrey Lee is a producer on the series.
The 10-episode second series will premiere on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed by a new episode every Wednesday until 6 September 2023.