Midori Francis’ next big role, after “Dash & Lily,” was a supporting role in Netflix’s 2021 supernatural comedy film, “The Afterlife of the Party.” Written by Carrie Freedle and directed by Stephen Herek, the film centers on Cassie (Victoria Justice), who hasn’t outgrown her party habits, even though her longtime best friend Lisa (Francis) has. . After a night of partying, a hungover Cassie goes to the bathroom, where she falls and hits her head on the toilet, resulting in her death. When she “wakes up”, she is greeted by her guardian angel Val (Robyn Scott), who informs her that she has five days to work things out with the important people in her life, including Lisa.

Francis discussed his role on “Afterlife in the Party” in a September 2021 interview with The Nerds of Color. Describing what attracted her to the role of Lisa, Francis said: “What really attracted me to this role was the fact that it’s two best friends. I think if it’s was just a classic, romantic love story between a man and a woman, I might not have done it. There was something about it: I was like, okay, this feels real Female friendships are so intense, and you don’t always see that explored.

“Afterlife of the Party” was followed by his run in the first season of “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” which will be followed by his stint in the upcoming 19th season of “Grey’s Anatomy” as one of the new main cast members Dr. Mika Yasuda (via Deadline).