Will Arnett is set to star in an upcoming new murder-mystery comedy show by Netflix, Murderville, which will be premiering on February 3. What’s the big twist? It is very largely improvised.
Murderville is on its way on Netflix
The show is based on the hit BBC Three show titled Murder in Successville, where Arnett plays Senior Detective Terry Seattle, Homicide Division. In every episode, Detective Seattle investigates a murder, even aided by a celebrity guest… and the surprising part – he hasn’t been given a script.
“For Terry, every day means a new murder case and a new celebrity guest star as his partner,” reads the official synopsis. “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.”
The six-episode run of the show will be seeing Detective Seattle team up with Annie Murphy, Conan O’Brien, Kumail Nanjiani, Ken Jeong, Sharon Stone, and Marshawn Lynch. But can these celebrities crack the case?
“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 overall premise is that Arnett plays the lead detective, with every celebrity guest-starring as his new homicide trainee. “We’re basically making Law & Order without a script,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. Detective Seattle’s first case enlists Conan O’Brien to help him solve a magic show murder case getting to mind Arnett’s time as G.O.B. on Arrested Development – a case that further involves a former assistant, rival magician, and a mom’s association.