|A Murder at the End of the World|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production companies||Sound of My Voice|
|Original network||FX on Hulu|
A Murder at the End of the World is an upcoming American television limited series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij for FX. It is set to premiere in November 2023. The series was originally set to be released on August 29, 2023, but was delayed due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.
The series follows Darby Hart, an amateur detective. Darby and eight other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire (Owen) to participate in a retreat at a remote and dazzling location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must use all of her skills to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by ||Original air date |
|1||TBA||Brit Marling||Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij||November 2023|
|2||TBA||Zal Batmanglij||TBD||November 2023|
|3||TBA||Zal Batmanglij||Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij||2023|
|4||TBA||Zal Batmanglij||Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij||2023|
|5||TBA||Brit Marling||Brit Marling||2023|
|6||TBA||Brit Marling||Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij||2023|
|7||TBA||Zal Batmanglij||Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij||2023|
On August 13, 2021, it was announced that FX had ordered the limited series, then titled Retreat, created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij, who would serve as executive producers and also write and direct. The two had worked together for over a decade, including as the creators of the Netflix mystery-science fiction drama series The OA (2016–2019). Aside from Marling and Batmanglij, Andrea Sperling, Melanie Marnich and Nicki Paluga would also serve as an executive producer.
Along with the series' announcement, Marling was also set to co-star in a key role. On October 11, 2021, Emma Corrin was cast in the lead role of Darby Hart. On February 11, 2022, Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga, Jermaine Fowler, Joan Chen, Raúl Esparza, Edoardo Ballerini, Pegah Ferydoni, Ryan J. Haddad, and Javed Khan were cast in main roles. On April 6, 2022, Daniel Olson and Britian Seibert were cast in recurring roles.
The series began principal photography on February 7, 2022, with filming taking place in Kearny, New Jersey, Utah, and Iceland. In April 2022, filming also took place for three days at the Readington River Buffalo Farm in Readington, New Jersey. On September 2, 2022, Marling posted on her Instagram account that it was the final day of shooting. In late December 2022, Los Angeles Times stated that the series had finished filming.
The seven-episode miniseries is set to premiere in November 2023. The series was originally set to debut on August 29, 2023, with the first two episodes available immediately and the rest debuting on a weekly basis on FX, but was delayed due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.