Christopher Miller’s comic anthology television series “The Afterparty” on Apple TV+ has a second season that is jam-packed with new characters, secrets, and surprises. With a change of locale, the second season follows Aniq, Zoe, and Detective Danner as they work to solve yet another murder investigation, this time involving a groom who passed away the morning following his wedding. Viewers must be intrigued to find out which cast members from the previous instalment will not return given the number of new characters introduced in season 2. Here are the main characters from “The Afterparty” season 1 who won’t be appearing in the follow-up, then! Spoilers follow!
Ben Schwartz (Yasper Lennov)
Ben Schwartz plays Yasper Lennov, a former classmate and Xavier’s bandmate, in season 1. By portraying Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” Schwartz became well-known. Additionally, he may be seen in the ephemeral Netflix comedy series “Space Force” as F. Tony Scarapiducci. Given that Schwartz’s Yasper is identified as the guilty party at the conclusion of season 1, it is not shocking that he does not return for season 2. The ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ live-action franchise’s title character is voiced by Schwartz, who is anticipated to return in the next threequel.
Dave Franco (Xavier)
In the first season’s murder mystery, Dave Franco portrays Xavier, a singer-turned-actor who is the principal victim. Franco became well-known for his supporting performance as Jack Wilder in the heist movie “Now You See Me” (2012) and its follow-up. Movies like “6 Underground,” “Day Shift,” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” are among his other credits. Franco does not resume his role in season 2 because his character has already passed away in season 1. However, in the first episode of season 2, his visage can be seen on a potential book cover. His upcoming role is anticipated to be in the romantic suspense film “Love Lies Bleeding.”
Ike Barinholtz (Brett)
Brett, played by Ike Barinholtz, is one of the main suspects in the murder of Xavier in season 1. He is Zoe’s spouse, but by the conclusion of the season, they break up. Given that his character was exonerated at the end of season 1, it makes likely that Barinholtz does not return in season 2. For his role as Morgan Tookers on “The Mindy Project,” Barinholtz is well recognised. In the animated series “The Awesomes,” he also lends his voice to Muscleman. White House Plumbers, an HBO miniseries from 2023, stars Barinholtz as Jeb Stuart Magruder.
Ilana Glazer (Chelsea)
Ilana Glazer, an actress, plays Chelsea in season 1. She co-created the comedy-drama series “Broad City,” which is best recognised for her portrayal of Ilana Wexler in it. For her role as Penny in “BoJack Horseman,” Glazer is renowned as well. A significant character in season 1 is played by Glazer’s Chelsea, a former high school classmate of Xavier whom she held responsible for her exclusion from the entire faculty. Chelesea is now a suspect in the murder after Xavier’s passing during their high school reunion’s after party. She eventually clears herself of all charges, though. The second season will not feature Ilana Glazer. She is anticipated to make an appearance in the untitled feature film directed by Pamela Adlon.
Jamie Demetriou (Walt)
Actor Jamie Demetriou plays Walt, a partygoer no one recalls from Season 1. In everyone’s account of the occasions preceding Xavier’s death, he assumes a function that is nearly identical. In the film “Fleabag,” Demetriou is best recognised for his role as Bus Rodent. In addition, he rose to fame as the creator, co-writer, and actor of the British sitcom “Stath Lets Flats.” For season 2, Demetriou is not anticipated to take on the same role. He will nevertheless appear in a number of films, such as Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” and his own comedy programme, “A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou.”
John Early (Detective Culp)
Detective Culp, played by actor John Early in season 1, is Danner’s silly colleague who makes reoccurring appearances. The dark comedy series “Search Party,” in which Early portrayed Elliott Goss, is what most people remember him for. He also provides the voice of Barry Allen/The Flash in the animated movie “DC League of Super-Pets” from 2022. But since Danner left her position as a police detective between seasons 1 and 2, it appears that Early’s character has been eliminated from the show. In 2023, HBO will air his comedy special, “John Early: Now More Than Ever.”