After six groundbreaking seasons, the cast of NBC hit series ‘Superstore’ is clocking out for one last time in a double hitter series finale Thursday night.
Fans of the show will remember season one in 2015 notably being the same year former President Trump launched his bid for U.S. presidency. While the Cloud 9 Superstore was fictional, the country’s growing divisiveness was real and the topic of “middle America” quickly became front and center.
The timing of a show about a group of offbeat employees working in a big box store in St. Louis, Missouri seemed almost too perfect.
The Knockturnal caught up with ‘Superstore’ breakout star Kaliko Kauahi on how show writers addressed difficult topics like access to quality health care, minimum wage, immigration and the pandemic, while attempting to unite fans through laughter.
And boy, did they laugh.
‘Superstore’ has an average rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and has maintained a critical fan base during its six seasons.
In our exclusive interview, Kauahi also dishes on her character Sandra Kaluiokalani, on the evolution from being a shy and almost forgotten employee to store leader with a new husband, family, and perhaps most importantly gaining a strong female voice by season six.
Watch our full interview above!