‘The Afterparty’s Cop Tiffany Haddish Jokes About Her ‘Research’ Methods, More Cast Members Set to Return for Season 2 – Contenders TV
Speaking about his highly praised performance as the after partyis the disarmingly shrewd police detective Danner, the stand-up comedian in Tiffany Haddish couldn’t help but drop a few sneaky one-liners about his own recent encounter with law enforcement.
Haddish joined Apple TV+ ‘Roshomon’-like mystery comedy executive producers Chris Miller and Phil Lord and co-starred Sam Richardson at Deadline’s Contenders Television panel for the series, where while discussing plans for her fan-favorite character’s return for a second season, she dropped a few jokes obliquely referencing her January arrest in Georgia on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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Noting that she had yet to hear any details from Lord and Miller about her comeback, “I don’t know what’s going to happen, but what I do know is I’m really, really, really excited to this topic,” Haddish said. “I did even more studies. I watched [the true crime series] Broken and The first 48, and I even got a proper education when I was in Georgia – we’ve all heard of it!”
“I still have some research to do at the end of the month,” she added, hinting at an upcoming court date to resolve the charges. “I have to go back to Georgia and do more research. Because I’m very dedicated to my character and I want her to be the best.
“I’m a great cop,” she revealed. “I went out with the police, I was arrested by the police. I watch the police all the time. I’ve been watching them since Fries. I have studied the genre very well. I think I know him like the back of my hand. They go up and down my street all the time.
After Haddish’s jokes left the live audience laughing, Miller confirmed that Haddish would once again be at the center of yet another homicide for next season. “Tiffany is going to be back to solve another mystery, and some of the returning cast members will be returning,” he said, without revealing who the other returning cast members might be. He later confirmed that the cast would be reprising their Season 1 characters. “And we have a very exciting new group of suspects that we can share information about very soon,” Miller added.
The series follows Detective Danner of Haddish as she searches for a killer at a house party after a high school reunion.
Each episode explores a different character’s account of the fateful evening in question, through the lens of popular film genres and visuals to match the storyteller’s perspective. The first season stars Haddish, Richardson, Zoë Chao, Ben Schwartz, Ike Barinholtz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou and Dave Franco.
In addition to directing, Miller serves as showrunner and executive producer alongside Lord through the couple’s production banner, Lord Miller. Anthony King is also an executive producer. Aubrey Lee, Lord Miller’s SVP of Television, is a producer on the series, which is produced for Apple by TriStar TV and Sony Pictures Television.
Deadline Contenders Television is sponsored by AppleTV+, Eyepetizer, Final project, Los Siete Mysterios and Michter’s. Partners include Idle, Movie Al-Ula, Hotel Four Seasons Maui, Design Jason Mizrahi, ModMD, The American Pavilionand Tidelli.
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