What is next for the stars of 'Parks and Recreation'?(Read article summary)
With "Parks and Recreation" ending, where can you get your Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, and Chris Pratt fix in the coming months?
After seven seasons, NBC’s sitcom “Parks and Recreation” is coming to a close Tuesday night.
The show was known for combining intelligent humor with silly scenarios and being eternally optimistic. Viewers stuck with the show – through many cancellation threats – for the lovable characters that one couldn’t help by get attached to and the talented actors who portrayed them.
The show has helped launch or invigorate the careers of many of the lead actors, notably Chris Pratt and Nick Offerman. Here are the show’s stars next projects once the “Parks and Recreation” withdrawal kicks in.
Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope)
While many have called for the former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host to fill Jon Stewart’s soon to be vacated seat on “The Daily Show,” nothing has been confirmed yet.
For now, Amy Poehler is working with fellow SNL greats Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph on “Sisters,” a movie about two sisters who decide to throw one last house party before their parents sell their home. Since all three women have children of their own, it should be interesting see them playing teenagers. The movie is due to come out in December.
Poehler is also playing the voice of Joy, the main character in Disney Pixar’s animated film “Inside Out,” a story told by the voices inside a young girl’s head, which comes out June 19.
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson)
Offerman is taking on a surprisingly serious role in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” a drama about the friendship between a filmmaker and a cancer patient. He is also working on “Welcome to Happiness,” in which he plays a children’s book author who is gatekeeper to a mysterious door. Both movies are scheduled to be released later in 2015.
Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer)
Pratt has the lead role in “Jurassic World,” a sequel to “Jurassic Park” in which the park is successfully opened and a man-made dinosaur terrorizes visitors, which will be released on June 12. Next, he will be starring in a remake of “The Magnificent Seven” with Denzel Washington.
Additionally, he may play the next Indiana Jones in a rumored fifth installment in the series.
Aziz Ansari (Tom Haverford)
If you only know him from “Parks and Recreation,” Ansari has several great Tom Haverford-esq stand up comedy specials to check out, including "Live at Madison Square Garden,” which will be coming to Netflix in March.
Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate)
Plaza’s next project “Fresno,” is a comedy with Judy Greer about two co-dependent hotel maids in Fresno, Calif. Following it’s release, she has several other upcoming movies including “The Driftless Area,” a drama, and “Dirty Grandpa,” a comedy with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro.
Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt)
Adam Scott’s comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” was recently released in the movie theaters, and later in 2015 he will also be playing a role in “Black Mass,” a crime-drama film about infamous Boston mobster Whitey Bulger.
Rob Lowe (Chris Traeger) and Rashida Jones (Ann Perkins)
Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe made their “Parks and Recreation” exit mid way through season 6, but they are supposedly coming back in season 7, although it hasn’t happened yet.
Jones is currently starring as the title character in a new show on TBS, “Angie Tribeca,” about a veteran of the LAPD's elite Really Heinous Crimes Unit (RHCU). She is also working on a romantic comedy film called “Matters of the Heart.” Both are scheduled to be released later in 2015. Lowe is working on a new TV show for NBC called “Apocalypse Slough” with Jenna Fischer from “The Office,” about how the end of the world would be aired on television.