An improvised whodunnit? We are so down.

THR reported Haneefah Wood, Lilan Bowden, and Philip Smithey have joined Will Arnett in Murderville, the upcoming adaptation of the BAFTA Award-winning BBC Three series Murder in Successville at Netflix.

With Krister Johnson (Wet Hot American Summer) as showrunner, each episode features will be led by guest star from an amazing roster that includes Conan O’Brien, Annie Murphy, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, Sharon Stone, and many others. The guest star will play the role of a trainee opposite Arnett, who plays senior detective Terry Seattle (what a name!) in the series. With no script and only their improv skills under their belt, the celebrity guest stars are entirely in the dark with regard to what will happen next. They’ll improvise their way through the case with Arnett, it’s up to them alone to name the killer at the episode’s conclusion.

Alongside Arnett in every episode are Wood as Chief Rhonda Jenkins-Seattle, Bowden as medical examiner Amber Kang, and Smithey as detective Darren “Daz” Phillip.


Iain K. Morris (The Inbetweeners) and Brennan Shroff (Southern Belles) serve as directors while Marc Forman, Jonathan Stern, Peter Principato, and Brian Steinberg along with original U.K. star Tom Davis, U.K. creator Andy Brereton and U.K. director James De Frond have boarded as EPs. Arnett also serves aa executive producer under his Sony-based Electric Ave. banner.

Murderville will debut February 3 on Netflix. Check out stills from the series below.