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‘The Afterparty’ is a must-watch whodunit for movie nerds

Watching The Afterparty is like a game of “spot the reference” built around an ensemble of the greatest young comedic minds of this moment.

Apple TV+ | The Afterparty

Apple TV+’s murder-mystery series forms a veritable Voltron of comedy stars made up of Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer, John Early, Ike Barinholtz, Tiya Sircar, Jamie Demetriou, and Dave Franco. Beyond being hilarious, The Afterparty offers a novel structure that mixes Hollywood blockbuster sensibilities with the Rashomon effect.”

Following a high school reunion, the afterparty at a palatial cliffside mansion becomes a crime scene when nerdy ska kid-turned-movie star Xavier (Dave Franco) dies under mysterious circumstances. Now, his former classmates are all suspects. Detectives Danner (Haddish) and Culp (Early) are on the scene, and their investigation hinges on hearing each suspect’s version of what happened.

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