A Murder at the End of the World
Created by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
Production companiesSound of My Voice
Alien She
Original networkFX 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.[1] It is set to premiere in November 2023.[2] The series was originally set to be released on August 29, 2023,[3][4] but was delayed due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.[2]


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.[1][5][6][7]

Cast and characters




No.TitleDirected byWritten by [11]Original air date [12]
1TBABrit MarlingBrit Marling & Zal BatmanglijNovember 2023 (2023-11)
2TBAZal BatmanglijTBDNovember 2023 (2023-11)
3TBAZal BatmanglijBrit Marling & Zal Batmanglij2023 (2023)
4TBAZal BatmanglijBrit Marling & Zal Batmanglij2023 (2023)
5TBABrit MarlingBrit Marling2023 (2023)
6TBABrit MarlingBrit Marling & Zal Batmanglij2023 (2023)
7TBAZal BatmanglijBrit Marling & Zal Batmanglij2023 (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.[1][4]


Along with the series' announcement, Marling was also set to co-star in a key role.[1] On October 11, 2021, Emma Corrin was cast in the lead role of Darby Hart.[5] 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.[6] On April 6, 2022, Daniel Olson and Britian Seibert were cast in recurring roles.[9]


The series began principal photography on February 7, 2022, with filming taking place in Kearny, New Jersey,[13] Utah, and Iceland.[14] In April 2022, filming also took place for three days at the Readington River Buffalo Farm in Readington, New Jersey.[15] On September 2, 2022, Marling posted on her Instagram account that it was the final day of shooting.[16] In late December 2022, Los Angeles Times stated that the series had finished filming.[17]


The seven-episode miniseries is set to premiere in November 2023.[2] 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,[3][4] but was delayed due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Andreeva, Nellie (August 13, 2021). "'Retreat' Limited Series From Brit Marling & Zal Batmanglij Ordered By FX With Marling Co-Starring". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 24, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d Nemetz, Dave (July 28, 2023). "Hulu Pushes Back A Murder at the End of the World Release Date to November". TVLine. Retrieved July 28, 2023.
  3. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (April 30, 2023). "2023 Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming". Deadline. Retrieved May 2, 2023.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Petski, Denise (June 27, 2023). "'A Murder At The End Of The World' Gets Premiere Date At FX, Unveils Teaser – Update". Deadline. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  5. ^ a b c Porter, Rick (October 11, 2021). "Emma Corrin to Star in FX Mystery Drama 'Retreat'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 24, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Otterson, Joe (February 11, 2022). "Clive Owen, Jermaine Fowler, Alice Braga Among 10 Cast in FX Mystery Drama 'The Retreat'". Variety. Retrieved December 24, 2022.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (June 13, 2023). "FX's Murder Mystery Series Starring Emma Corrin Gets New Title, Premiere Date, First Images". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 14, 2023. Retrieved June 14, 2023.
  8. ^ "A Murder at the End of the World". FX Networks. Retrieved July 2, 2023.
  9. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (April 6, 2022). "'Retreat': FX Limited Series Adds Daniel Olson & Britian Seibert To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 24, 2022.
  10. ^ "IMDB Christopher Gurr". IMDB. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  11. ^ "Retreat". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved June 13, 2023.
  12. ^ "Shows A-Z - murder at the end of the world, a on fx on hulu". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 23, 2023.
  13. ^ "Retreat". Production List. December 27, 2021. Archived from the original on December 24, 2022. Retrieved December 24, 2022.
  14. ^ Press, Joy (February 15, 2023). "Emma Corrin Hopes for Roles of All Genders". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 1, 2023.
  15. ^ Deak, Michael (March 15, 2022). "FX to film TV series at Readington farm next month". Courier News. Retrieved December 24, 2022.
  16. ^ Brit Marling (September 2, 2022). "day 6 snow storms… day 86 dust storms… today is day 94 and our final day of shooting RETREAT…". Archived from the original on March 1, 2023. Retrieved March 1, 2023 – via Instagram.
  17. ^ Zemler, Emily (December 27, 2022). "Emma Corrin explores freedom and repression in two films". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 3, 2023.