One of Netflix’s surprise hits of 2022 is getting a new episode – just in time for the holidays. On Friday, the streaming service revealed a trailer teaser for Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery, which will be released on the platform next month. The fifty minute special is a continuation of season 1 of Murder town, which debuted in February to mostly positive response from fans and critics, but has still not been officially renewed for a second season. The series takes a comedic approach to murder-mystery television, pairing Senior Detective Terry Seattle (Will Arnett) with a celebrity guest star who must improvise the entire screenplay – and as you might expect, the experience is rarely seamless. In front of Who Killed Santa?will be the guest stars Ozarkis Jason Bateman and Disillusionedby Maya Rudolph.
In Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery, Senior Detective Terry Seattle (Will Arnett) is back and this time the case is critical. Along with his two celebrity guest stars, Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph, he’s on a mission to find out… who killed Santa Claus? But here’s the catch: Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph aren’t getting the script. They have no idea what awaits them. Together with Terry Seattle (and many surprises), they’ll have to improvise their way through the case… but it’s up to both of them to name the killer.
What’s Murder town about?
Based on the BBC Three series Murder in Succesville, Murder town follows Senior Detective Terry Seattle, homicide unit. 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 doesn’t get the script. They have no idea what awaits them. Together, the guest star and Terry Seattle will have to improvise their way through the case… but it’s up to each celebrity guest to determine the name of the killer. Join them as they punch a one way ticket to Murderville. Season 1 of the series featured Conan O’Brien, Marshawn Lynch, Kumail Nanjiani, Annie Murphy, Sharon Stone and Ken Jeong as guest stars.
“[It’s like] to make Law & authority without a script,” Arnett previously said The Hollywood Reporter“I think people liked the idea that they could come in, they didn’t have to learn any dialogue and they could be themselves and just go for a ride. And I have to give credit to these people because it’s freaking scary as sh- t.”
Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery will be released on Netflix on Thursday, December 15.
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