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Murderville (Netflix) S: Arnett

This sounds fun
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Creative, Iíll check it out.
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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.

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Sounds interesting. Might give it a watch when itís out.
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That sounds like a great premise for a show.

Os the guest star playing him/herself or a fictional celebrity?
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Populating Will Arnett’s latest comedy was a project in and of itself.

Arnett and his Sony-based Electric Ave. banner had secured the rights to adapt the BAFTA Award-winning BBC Three series Murder in Successville, and now he needed a cadre of celebrity guest stars who’d be willing to improv their way through his spin on the murder mystery. His pitch to prospective talent was simple, if a tad daunting: “We’re basically making Law & Order without a script,” Arnett recalls saying, explaining how he’d be playing the lead detective and they’d be his homicide trainee, and together they’d interview suspects and try to solve a murder.

Having landed the format some four years earlier, Arnett shopped around his version, which counts Krister Johnson (Wet Hot American Summer) as its showrunner, and watched as Netflix stepped up in ways other outlets did not. “They really got what we wanted to do,” says Arnett, who’s done plenty of business with the streaming service already, having made BoJack Horseman, Flaked and the Arrested Development revival there. All six episodes of the procedural crime comedy, as Murderville is being billed, were filmed over the summer and will make their global debut on Feb. 3.

When it came to enlisting those celebrity guest stars, Conan O’Brien was Arnett’s first ask, and a bellwether of sorts for whether industry types would be game. If O’Brien was in, Arnett reasoned, others would be, too. So, he showed the former late night host a sizzle reel of the different-but-similar-in-tone U.K. original, and then he assured O’Brien that it would be no more than two days’ work and, just as important, it would be fun — or at least he hoped it would be fun. To his great relief, O’Brien agreed, and much as Arnett anticipated, “Conan really understood the game of it.” (The completed episode entails Arnett’s character begrudgingly welcoming O’Brien, who plays himself, onto an absurd magic show murder case involving a rival, a former assistant and a moms association.)

Arnett and his team of producers then rounded out their star-studded guest cast with a who’s who of Hollywood funny (or until now, secretly funny): Annie Murphy, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch and, yes, Sharon Stone. Each one fronts his or her own episode, starring opposite Arnett, who plays senior detective Terry Seattle, homicide division, in the series. Without a script in hand, the celebrity guest stars are entirely in the dark with regard to what will happen next; and while 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.

“I do 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,” says Arnett, who acknowledges it wasn’t an easy sell. “And I have to give these people credit because it’s freakin’ scary as shit.”

Of course, not everyone involved with the project came into it blind. In fact, there was a staff of eight writers who mapped out every episode, including who would be the victim, the culprit and the suspects each time. There were loose scripts, too, though they featured sizable holes as the guest stars were working entirely off the cuff. “And if it all goes sideways, I’d have to go sideways too,” says Arnett, who’s joined every episode by actors Haneefah Wood (as Chief Rhonda Jenkins-Seattle), Lilan Bowden (medical examiner Amber Kang) and Philip Smithey (detective Darren “Daz” Phillips).

Iain K. Morris (The Inbetweeners) and Brennan Shroff (Southern Belles) shared directing duties on the comedy series, which counts 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 as exec producers. For Arnett, who’s also an executive producer, the show comes at a particularly busy time. He has a slew of projects already set up or forthcoming across live-action and animated film and TV, to say nothing of his popular Smartless podcast, which Amazon scooped up for a cool eight figures last spring.

Now, as Murderville’s Feb. 3 launch draws closer, Arnett is feeling hopeful, if pragmatic: “I’d love to do more if it works and people respond to it,” he says of his latest series. “And if people kind of shrug and go, ‘Yeah, fine,’ then great, we had a lot of fun.”
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Conan actually is the perfect guest for a test run on this.
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Marshawn Lynch??? This looks great!
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Re: Murderville (Netflix) S: Arnett

I am so in, I love everything Arnett has been in.
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Re: Murderville (Netflix) S: Arnett

That looks so fun! This will probably be my first Netflix binge since the last season of Stranger Things.
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I saw something about the premise the other day with some promo shots and I thought it was someone taking a bunch of pictures of Will Arnett with various celebrities and making a joke. I love that this is real, I'm in!
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Love the concept. Will definitely check it out and hope it turns out as fun as the premise sounds.
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I am so in, I love everything Arnett has been in.
Even Flaked?
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Re: Murderville (Netflix) S: Arnett

I am totally in for this.
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Even Flaked?
I really liked Flaked, liked him in a serious role, and enjoyed the cast.
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This is a remake of the UK show "Murder In Successville". 3 seasons a few years ago. Very funny ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_in_Successville
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This is out today. It's very stilted and awkward but if you can get into it, it isn't bad.

Marshawn Lynch Detective Bagabitch is surprisingly awesome on it.

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I enjoyed the first episode. I love it when the actors break character.

During the MAMA scene
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I was hoping Conan would pickup on the "who were the boys that beat you up?" question. The actress assumed they were boys. Conan said they grew up to be senators. However, I was hoping Conan was going to say he got beat up by girls at an all-girls school




I will continue watching.
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First episode. I cried laughing at the restaurant scene.

As fellow Irishman, I think Conan and I have the same reaction to hot sauce.
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Arnett kept dumping hot sauce on that sloppy Joe.

Wil almost broke character a few times.
That but with the close up magician was incredible.
Conan saying no one goes that crazy over a card trick.

This show is a riot.

Conan l most broke the MAMA rep.
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Ok, 1st and 3rd episodes had us dying. 2nd episode was funny, just not as consistently as the others. I can't see how anyone can get through a scene without cracking up when shooting. The "cool" and "dumb" walks were almost too much to handle, we were rolling!!
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David Wain as the magician.
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Holy shit this Conan one is fucking amazing

Watching Will trying not to break is almost the best part.
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Are we watching the same show?! We turned off the first episode half way through. Just terrible! I played like a very cheap late night/SNL sketch.

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