Written by Marie Castro, CNN • Updated 20th April 2019
Netflix’s latest comedy — aptly titled “Tick, Tick… Boom!” — co-stars Cristela Alonzo, Henry Winkler, Eva Longoria, Emily Rios, Cristián de la Fuente, Bryan Greenberg, Shannon Woodward, Marcus Scribner, Cody Fern, Blake Anderson, Armando Riesco, Lucas Lozano, Joel McHale, Angelique Cabral, Kudnerana Sánchez, Marisol Nichols, Conor Romero, and Gaby Hoffmann
“Tick, Tick… Boom!” continues the story of the government’s Spy Program, in which a young Nicaraguan mail clerk called Jim Rohn joins a secret agency after his girlfriend is caught up in a top-secret program. As a telepath, he can interpret the Force of Science, and the agency’s mission — to help immigrants enter the United States — soon enough calls for his help.
Among those participating in the program are Fred, a chatty computer genius; Kitty, a noble doctor who helps establish the network of “time portals” called “the scene”; Jack, a hotshot agent whose social awkwardness tests the limits of “Vulcan logic”; and Chris and Nora, a young couple who participate in the agency’s experiments and fall in love.
Among them is Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the smash-hit musical “Hamilton,” who plays an AI-inspired version of his own image. He introduces himself as Miranda Internet, in which “Little Chief” is used to debunk the history of “Hamilton.” “As far as I can tell, it’s all about conquest, about conquering minds and hearts, and it’s about trying to control them,” he says.
Writer Thomas Lennon has described Lin-Manuel Miranda as a friend, but said he “kept to himself” during the production.
Actor Henry Winkler is best known for playing Barry, the “Soup Nazi” on “Seinfeld.” He co-stars as Sergio, a martial arts master, in the new Netflix series “Tick, Tick… Boom!”