The Afterparty murder mystery comedy heads for Apple TV+


‘The Afterparty’ on Apple TV+ will deliberately mix up film genres.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller, shown here at San Diego Comic-Con, created a a genre-mixing murder comedy for Apple TV+.
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A couple of TV industry virtuosos are reportedly prepping an unusual comedy for Apple TV+. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will create The Afterparty for this streaming service. It about a murder seen from a variety of viewpoints, each in a different film genre.

The description leaked to Variety says the series is “a murder mystery comedy set at a high school reunion afterparty. Each of the eight episodes will 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.”

The Afterparty being crafted for Apple TV+ by comedy masters

The list of credits for Phil Lord and Chris Miller is lengthy. They extend from directing and writing The Lego Movie to directing multiple episodes of How I Met Your Mother. Plus, they are no strangers a mixing film genres, as the pair produced of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which Lord also co-wrote.

Miller is taking the lead on The Afterparty. He developed the series and will be the show runner.

As Apple only just now won the rights to the show, there’s no word yet on who will be appearing in it, or when it will debut on Apple TV+.

But there are funny shows on the service now. There’s Central Park, a musical comedy from the creator of Bob’s Burgers. And Trying takes a light look at a couple who really want a baby. Plus, coming later this summer is the sports comedy Ted Lasso.