Apple TV+ has revealed the teaser trailer for murder-mystery comedy series The Afterparty and the new series Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show, featuring Jack McBrayer.
The Afterparty comes from Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street). The eight-episode series will premiere globally in January 2022 on Apple TV+.
“This is one of the most surprising, original and fun projects we’ve ever made,” said Lord and Miller.
“Our goal was to tell a comedic whodunnit story in a new and exciting way. By giving each episode its own unique style of storytelling, we were able to make what feels like eight distinctly different but interconnected films that highlight how everyone’s personal perspective and biases shape how they see the world.”
The Afterparty stars Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, Like a Boss), Sam Richardson (The Tomorrow War, Veep), Zoë Chao (Love Life, Downhill), Ben Schwartz (Space Force, House of Lies), and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project, Neighbors).
Also starring are Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Jamie Demetriou (Fleabag, Stath Lets Flats), Dave Franco (The Rental, The Disaster Artist) and John Early (Search Party).
Created and directed by Miller, The Afterparty centers on a murder mystery at a high school reunion. Each of the eight episodes features a retelling of the same night told through a different character’s perspective, each with its own unique visual style and film genre to match the teller’s personality.
In addition to directing, Miller serves as showrunner and is executive producing alongside Lord through the pair’s production banner, Lord Miller. Tony and Emmy-nominated writer, producer and performer Anthony King (Search Party, Dead to Me) will also executive produce the series.
Lord Miller’s SVP of Television Aubrey Lee is a producer on the series, which was produced for Apple by TriStar Television and Sony Pictures Television as part of Lord and Miller’s expansive five-year overall television deal.
The behind-the-scenes talent includes director of photography Carl Herse (The Last Man on Earth, Black Monday), production designer Bruce Hill (The Last Man on Earth, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), costume designer Trayce Gigi Field (Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar, Dead to Me), composer Daniel Pemberton (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), and editor Joel Negron (Thor: Ragnarok, 21 Jump Street).
Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show, meanwhile, comes from Jack McBrayer and Daytime Emmy winner Angela C. Santomero. It is set to debut Friday, Nov. 5 on Apple TV+. The new live-action series aims to ignite kindness through exploring empathy, humor, playfulness and imagination.
Anchored around Emmy Award nominee Jack McBrayer’s infectious positivity and whimsical humor, Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show invites preschoolers into a world where a little act of kindness can change the world. Alongside series regulars Jack McBrayer, Markita Prescott (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Albert Kong (Westworld) who is recurring, special guest visitors include Paul Scheer (The League, Human Giant) and Sam Richardson (Veep, The Office).
Jack inspires kids to solve problems with heart. The series showcases stories where acts of kindness are shown through “The Three C’s” – caring, connecting and cascading – from one person to another. The series also features original songs from the Grammy Award-winning band, OK Go.
Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show is co-created and executive produced by McBrayer and Santomero. The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning 9 Story Media Group with animation by its Oscar-nominated studio Brown Bag Films. Jax Media also produces. Wendy Harris and Vince Commisso serve as executive producers alongside showrunner and Emmy Award nominee, Guy Toubes. Tony Hernandez and John Skidmore executive produce for Jax Media. Junlei Li, the Saul Zaentz senior lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, serves as the kindness and human connection expert on the series.