Arrested Development Stars Reunite In Upcoming Netflix Murderville Holiday Special

Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph help Will Arnett track down Santa's murderer.


Murderville is returning to Netflix for the holidays. On December 15, a new episode of the improvised whodunit will hit the streaming service.

Even better, the imaginative procedural crime show this time out will feature a reunion of Arrested Development stars Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. The show premiered back in February, and features Arnett as senior detective Terry Seattle, who guides celebrity guests--playing themselves, as novice police sleuths--through largely unscripted murder cases. Bateman and Maya Rudolph will feature in the special, and although their roles aren't exactly clear, the new trailer Netflix released for the special more than makes up for that lack of information. Check it out below.

Along with Arnett, Bateman, and Rudolph, the show's cast includes Eliza Coupe, Kurt Braunohler, Haneefah Wood, Lilan Bowden, Dennice Cisneros, Tawny Newsome, and Courtney Parchman. Krister Johnson is the showrunner, writer, and executive producer, with Owen Burke, Marina Cockenberg, and Kerry O'Neill also writing.

Murderville is an adaptation of the BBC3 series Murder in Successville. The American version that landed on Netflix earlier this year featured Annie Murphy, Conan O'Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, and Sharon Stone. It's not yet known whether Murderville will be coming back for a Season 2, but a holiday special is a strong indicator that more may be on the way. Check out our review of Season 1 over here.

Bateman and Arnett co-host SmartLess, a podcast with Will and Grace star Sean Hayes. Previous guests on their podcast have included Jenifer Aniston, President Joe Biden, and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.

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