Will Arnett and Netflix are getting really creative with the whodunit sub-genre. The whole idea for the series is built around Arnett who plays a detective named Terry Seattle. Murderville act as a procedural cop series. The interesting part is that Arnett’s detective will have to gather information from celebrity guests who do not have script. They must entirely improvise their roles. They don’t know who the murder is or even if they themselves are the murderer.
The official breakdown of Murderville goes like this:
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.
The series guest stars Annie Murphy, Conan O’Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, Sharon Stone and others.
You can catch Murderville’s six-episode whodunit when it arrives on Netflix beginning February 3.