The sun is setting on “Parks and Recreation.” And as viewers and cult fans prepare to say farewell to the residents of Pawnee, Indiana, TheWrap is looking ahead to what the NBC show’s cast is up to next.
Be it Amy Poehler’s film slate, Chris Pratt’s continued morph into leading man or a major A-list movie romance coming from Aubrey Plaza, your beloved “Parks” players will keep busy long after their fictional department shuts down.
Here’s what’s on the horizon:
She stars opposite her former “Saturday Night Live” cast mate and frequent award show collaborator Tina Fey in the upcoming Universal Pictures comedy “Sisters,” which is about two estranged sisters who throw a shindig at their parents house before it’s sold.
Poehler is also reprising the role of Suzie on Netflix’s highly anticipated “Wet Hot American Summer” spinoff “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” as well as voicing the emotion “joy” in Disney-Pixar’s upcoming animated feature “Inside Out.” Both are currently filming.
Behind the scenes, Poehler is continuing to produce the comedy series “Broad City” for Comedy Central and “Welcome to Sweden” for NBC, which stars her brother, Greg Poehler.
Aubrey Plaza – “April Ludgate”
In addition finishing up her seven-season run on “Parks and Rec,” Plaza also recently wrapped on Nickelodeon’s “The Legend of Korra.” But the actress has several feature film projects in the works.
She’s currently filming the Dan Mazer-directed adult comedy “Dirty Grandpa” with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, where she plays De Niro’s love interest. She’s also starring in the ensemble drama “The Public” opposite Emilio Estevez, who is writing and directing.
Plaza is in post-production on “The Driftless Area,” a drama starring Anton Yelchin. But next up is “Fresno,” with the actress starring as one of two co-dependent sisters who are also Fresno, California hotel maids. It’s slated for a March 14 release.
Chris Pratt – “Andy Dwyer”
Has any cast member come as far as Chris Pratt in seven seasons? He starred in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Lego Movie” in 2014, which combined to gross almost 800 million in the U.S. alone, and there are no signs of his career slowing any time soon.
His highly anticipated dino-adventure “Jurassic World” hits theaters in June and he will star alongside Denzel Washington in Anton Fuqua’s “Magnificent Seven” remake. He’s also attached to “Cowboy Ninja Viking,” which will likely be just as cool as it sounds, and let us not forget about “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” slated for a 2017 release.
Nick Offerman – “Ron Swanson”
Offerman is one of only four cast members to appear on all 125 episodes of “Parks and Recreation,” along with the three P’s of Plaza, Poehler and Pratt. Thus, it should come as no surprise the hard worker has several projects lined up in the near future.
He was in two movies, which just played at Sundance, “Me & Earl & the Dying Girl” and the Robert Redford hiking comedy, “A Walk in the Woods,” and co-stars in the upcoming Terrence Malick film”Knight of Cups,” slated for December. He’s also starring in the fantasy-drama “Welcome to Happiness” as a landlord named Moses.
On the TV side, Offerman will co-star on Season 2 of “Fargo,” FX’s breakout adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ darkly comedic 1996 drama.
Aziz Ansari – “Tom Haverford”
Aside from occasionally voicing a character on Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers,” Ansari doesn’t have much lined up in the way of acting roles on TV or in film. But he doubles as producer, writer and stand-up comedian, so he will certainly have options. Ansari is listed as a co-writer on “Let’s Do This,” an upcoming Judd Apatow film that’s still in development.
Retta – “Donna Meagle”
An accomplished actress and stand-up comedian, Retta has previously appeared in several films, including “Fracture,” “First Sunday” and “Slackers.” But after “Parks and Recreations” concludes, she doesn’t appear to have anything in development.
Jim O’Heir – “Jerry Gergich”
The actor who played Jerry on the series has a slew of smaller films in production, including “Hellen Keller vs. Nightwolves,” “The Dust Storm,” “Spare Change,” “Mind Over Mindy” and “Life in Color.” He is also currently filming the Riedell Brothers movie “Bad Night,” co-starring Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) and Casey Wilson (“Gone Girl”).
Adam Scott – “Ben Wyatt”
Scott has already starred in three movies this year: Patrick Brice’s drama “The Overnight,” which Scott executive produced, the comedy sequel “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” which brought in $6 million on opening weekend, and opposite Alison Brie in “Sleeping With Other People,” which opened at Sundance.
Coming up, he’s attached to co-produce an adaptation of the Chuck Klosterman novel “Downtown Owl.” And, should the “Party Down” movie ever get made, he would surely reprise the role of Henry Pollard.
Rob Lowe – “Chris Traeger”
Just two weeks ago Lowe signed on for another network comedy, Fox’s single-camera pilot “The Grinder.” He’ll also vlays detective Dazzle Novak on Comedy Central’s new animated series “Moonbeam City,” co-starring Elizabeth Banks and Will Forte. Finally, Lowe is co-starring on NBC’s upcoming end-of-the-world drama “Apocalypse Slough.”
Rashida Jones – “Ann Perkins”
Jones has a variety of different projects on her plate, including a sex-trade documentary she’s co-producing (“Hot Girls Wanted”), an animated Hulu series (“The Awesomes”), a TBS procedural comedy (“Angie Tribeca”), and two upcoming movies – the comedy-drama “Matters of the Heart” and DreamWorks Animation’s “B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.”
The “Parks and Recreation” series finale airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on NBC.