The best comedy series you all slept on will soon return to the screens

The first season achieved an impressive 90% against rotten tomatoes.

From the first season of the Apple TV+ series After party Posted in January 2022, JOE is singing his praises.


Produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (the duo behind 21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie and now in theaters Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse) and created by Miller himself, the first episode of the comedy-mystery revolves around a Justin Bieber-esque A celebrity is found dead in his home. This was his high school party season.

After the discovery, a police detective (Tiffany Haddish) arrives on the scene and detains all the guests (each played by great comedians) for questioning. Each episode focuses on a suspect being interviewed and giving their perspective on how the previous night unfolded.

What makes the show unique is that each dialogue is told through a different film genre.

Funny, inventive and surprisingly keeping the mysterious facade, the first season of The After Party scored an impressive 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. That said, if you missed the series when it aired, now is the time to catch up before the second season premieres.


Featuring Haddish’s return, along with her co-stars from season one Sam Richardson (I Think You Should Leave) and Zoe Chao (Love Life), the season two centers around different issues — along with the plot summary:

“A wedding is ruined when the groom is murdered and every guest is a suspect. Detective Danner (Hadish) returns to help Anik (Richardson) and Zoe (Chao) interrogate family members, star-crossed lovers and business partners to solve the mandunit. And hearing each suspect recount the weekend, Each has its own unique look and visual style.

Like the first season, The Afterparty has assembled a great cast for the second series, including Anna Conkle (PEN15), Elizabeth Perkins (BIG), Jack Whitehall (Bad Lessons), John Cho (The Search), Ken Jeong (The Hangover). Paul Walter Hauser (Blackbird), Poppy Liu (Dead Ringers), Vivian Wu (The Lucky Luck Club) and Zach Woods (The Office).

Consisting of 10 episodes, The Afterparty season two premieres on Apple TV+ on July 12 with two episodes, followed by one new episode every Wednesday.


You can watch the trailer for the show’s comeback here:

Earlier this week, JOE covered the latest teaser for Netflix’s horror thriller Bird Box Barcelona in a separate article.

Meanwhile, for the biggest trailers to hit the film and TV world this week, check out below.



From the movies, Ayo Edebiri (The Bear) and Rachel Sennot (The Idol) star in this comedy about two teenage girls starting a fight club to lose their virginity to cheerleaders.

Bottoms don’t have an Irish release date yet but will be in the US on August 25th.



This fourth entry in the Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallone-fronted action franchise arrives in Irish cinemas on September 22nd.

Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds

This documentary about the world’s most famous video game creator will be released in Ireland after its world premiere at New York’s Tribeca International Film Festival on June 17.

Villain: Red Door

The fifth entry in the horror franchise, The Hidden Red Door is described as “the final chapter in the Lambert family horror saga” and hits cinemas on July 7.

Past lives

In this already critically acclaimed romantic drama, two close childhood friends are separated but reunite decades later in New York.

Past Lives, starring Greta Lee and Teo Yoo, is released in Irish cinemas on September 8.

Weak things

Reuniting with favorite director Emma Stone, Yorgos Lanthimos leads the cast of this surreal sci-fi rom-com as Bella, a woman brought back to life by a scientist (Willem Dafoe).

Starring Mark Ruffalo as Bella, Poor Things hits theaters on September 8.

talk to me

One of the most anticipated horror films of the year, this Australian film revolves around a group of friends who discover how to reproduce a ghost using a sealed hand.

The film lands in Irish cinemas on July 28.

Fellow travelers

Moving to TV, Fellow Travelers follows the lives and volatile romances of two men (Jonathan Bailey and Matt Bomer) from their 50s to their 80s.

The series is set to premiere on Paramount+ later in the year.

Good Occasions: Chapter 2

Based on the best-selling novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Chance returns for a second season on Prime Video on July 28, deepening the friendship between the troubled angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the fast-moving demon. Crowley (David Tennant).

Special Ops: Lion

From Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan, this spy thriller follows a young Marine (Laisla de Oliveira) who is recruited to join a real-life Lions engagement team to help take down a terrorist organization from the inside.

Co-starring Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldaña, Special Ops: Lion opens on July 23.

Season 3 of The Witcher

Last but not least, Henry Cavill’s final season in The Witcher as Geralt of Rivia – before Liam Hemsworth took over the role – will be released in two parts on Netflix, the first part will be released on 29 June.

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