Ever since we heard the premise for the new Netflix series, Murderville, we’ve been excited to see more. So imagine our delight when the trailer dropped today, and it was everything we could have hoped for.
Welcome to Murderville
Meet Senior Detective Terry Seattle (Will Arnett), Homicide Division. For Terry, every day means a new murder case and a new celebrity guest star as his partner. But here’s the catch: each episode’s guest star isn’t being given the script. They have no idea what’s about to happen to them. Together, the guest star and Terry Seattle will have to improvise their way through the case… but it will be up to each celebrity guest alone to name the killer. Join them as they punch a one-way ticket to Murderville. The six-episode procedural crime comedy premieres globally on Netflix on February 3. Based off the BAFTA award winning BBC3 series Murder in Successville by Tiger Aspect Productions and Shiny Button Productions.
Well, that’s just ridiculous.
We can’t wait.
And as much fun as it sounds, the trailer is even better. Of course, there’s a certain amount of zaniness one would expect from a series where half of the main cast isn’t given a script. But it seems like the only script Arnett was given was, “Mess with your celebrity guest as much as you possibly can.”
Who are we kidding? That was exactly the script he was given. Leaving guest stars Conan O’Brien, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, Annie Murphy, and Ken Jeong to play along as best they can while also, oh yeah, trying to solve the “crime.”
But do we really care whodunit? No, we don’t. We’re here to see Stone try to pass off a thick German accent while…pretending to be a coroner? We’re here for Lynch’s iconic facial expressions when faced with the “murder weapon.” Which seems to be…a ventriloquist’s dummy? (Well, it isn’t exactly a true crime series.) And we’re definitely here to see Arnett push O’Brien – undoubtedly no stranger to improv – to see if he cracks when introducing himself as “Todd Carring…ton…berg…son…field.”
Luckily, the celebrity stars aren’t asked to keep a straight face. (Which is good, because it’s clear they don’t. Any more than the audience will.) They’re just tasked with solving the “crime.” Frankly, any one of them that manages to make it through the episode with an ounce of composure and manages to figure out whodunit at the end? Has earned whatever bragging rights will inevitably follow.
I can’t wait to watch.
View the trailer:
Murderville streams February 3 on Netflix. Are you looking forward to this series? Let us know in the comments below!