The Afterparty was one of the shows that put murder mystery comedies back on the map, but it will no longer be a part of Apple TV’s programming. The streamer gave it the ax after two seasons, but this series will be shopped elsewhere following its cancelation.
Over the course of two seasons, The Afterparty saw Tiffany Haddish’s Detective Danner solve high-profile murders taking place at a high school reunion after-party of a famous pop star (Dave Franco) and the wedding of a socially awkward tech billionaire (Zach Woods).
This anthology series became notable for employing a unique narrative structure, with each episode focusing on a different character and telling their side of the story through the lens of film genres, tropes, and unique visuals that match the vibe of each suspect.
Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao starred in both seasons alongside Haddish, with Ike Barinholtz, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer, and Jamie Demetriou joining them in Season 1, and John Cho, Paul Walter Hauser, Ken Jeong, Anna Konkle, Poppy Liu, Elizabeth Perkins, Jack Whitehall, and Vivian Wu forming the cast of Season 2.
Sony Pictures Television is planning to shop the series elsewhere after Apple TV+ decided to cancel it, so this might not be the last we’ve seen of it. Its creator Christopher Miller previously told Variety that he has a lot of great ideas that he’d like to explore after the Hollywood strikes are over.