Death and Other Details
Genre
Created byHeidi Cole McAdams
&
Mike Weiss
Starring
Music byBrocker Way
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Shawn Wilt
  • James Thompson III
Cinematography
  • Jimmy Lindsey
  • G. Magni Ágústsson
  • Fernando Reyes Allendes, AMC
Editors
  • John L. Roberts
  • Billy Rich
  • Franzis Müller
  • Sondra Watanabe
Running time40–52 minutes
Production companies
  • Riding in Circles Productions
  • Last In First Out Inc.
  • Black Lamb Productions
  • ABC Signature
Original release
NetworkHulu
ReleaseJanuary 16, 2024 (2024-01-16) –
present (present)

Death and Other Details is an American mystery drama television series on Hulu created by Mike Weiss and Heidi Cole McAdams, and starring Mandy Patinkin. The series premiered on January 16, 2024.

Premise

Rufus Coteworth finds himself on a luxury cruise liner when a locked-room murder takes place.[1]

Cast

Main

Guest starring

Episodes

No.Title [3]Directed byWritten by [3]Original release date [4]
1"Chapter One: Rare"Marc WebbHeidi Cole McAdams & Mike WeissJanuary 16, 2024 (2024-01-16)
2"Chapter Two: Sordid"David PetrarcaRyan Maldonado & Eduardo Javier CantoJanuary 16, 2024 (2024-01-16)
3"Chapter Three: Troublesome"Alrick RileyNick BraggJanuary 23, 2024 (2024-01-23)
4"Chapter Four: Hidden"Alrick RileyMike WeissJanuary 30, 2024 (2024-01-30)
5"Chapter Five: Exquisite"TBAJess Kimball LeslieFebruary 6, 2024 (2024-02-06)
6"Chapter Six: Tragic"TBALouisa Levy & Paul Alan CopeFebruary 13, 2024 (2024-02-13)
7"Chapter Seven: Memorable"TBAMyung Joh WesnerFebruary 20, 2024 (2024-02-20)
8"Chapter Eight: Vanishing"TBAHeidi Cole McAdams & Angela ZhouFebruary 27, 2024 (2024-02-27)
9"Chapter Nine: Impossible"TBALouisa LevyMarch 5, 2024 (2024-03-05)
10"Chapter Ten: Chilling"TBAHeidi Cole McAdams & Mike WeissMarch 5, 2024 (2024-03-05)

Production

Development

The series was ordered by Hulu in March 2022, then called Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem, with Mandy Patinkin attached in the lead role. It was written and executive produced by Mike Weiss and Heidi Cole McAdams, with the pair also serving as co-showrunners. Marc Webb directed the pilot and executive produced via Black Lamb.[5]

Weiss and McAdams, creators of the ten-episode series, describe themselves as huge fans of the work of Agatha Christie and "wanted to capture the atmosphere of those works and drag her style into our contemporary world." Mandy Patinkin's character is inspired by famous fictional detectives, including Hercule Poirot, Sam Spade, Sherlock Holmes, and Philip Marlowe. Among the production staff are production designer James Philpott and costume designer Mandi Line.[6]

Casting

When the series was picked up in March 2022, it was reported that Patinkin would star alongside Violett Beane, Lauren Patten, Hugo Diego Garcia, Angela Zhou, Pardis Saremi, and Rahul Kohli. In August 2022, Annie Q. Riegel was added to the cast.[7] In September 2022, Linda Emond, Jayne Atkinson, and David Marshall Grant were added to the cast.[8] In November 2022, Christian Svensson joined the cast.[9]

Release

Death and Other Details premiered on Hulu on January 16, 2024.[10]

Reception

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 55% approval rating with an average rating of 6.2/10, based on 31 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Death and Other Details has plenty of ideas to spice up the classic whodunnit, but its fatal flaw proves to be a lack of cohesiveness in the bigger picture."[11] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 60 out of 100 based on 19 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]

References

  1. ^ "Mandy Patinkin Is the World's Greatest Detective in First 'Death and Other Details' Images". Collider. November 10, 2023. Retrieved November 10, 2023.
  2. ^ "Death and Other Details (2024)". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  3. ^ a b "Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem". Writers Guild of America West. Retrieved December 27, 2023.
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z – Death and Other Details on Hulu". The Futon Critic. Archived from the original on January 25, 2024. Retrieved December 5, 2023.
  5. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 8, 2022). "Hulu Orders Detective Drama 'Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem' Starring Mandy Patinkin". Variety. Archived from the original on April 5, 2023. Retrieved November 11, 2023.
  6. ^ Lenker, Maureen Lee (November 9, 2023). "Mandy Patinkin goes full Hercule Poirot in new contemporary mystery series Death and Other Details". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on November 11, 2023. Retrieved November 11, 2023.
  7. ^ Rice, Lynette (August 1, 2022). "'Career Opportunities In Murder & Mayhem' For Hulu Casts Annie Q. Riegel". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 14, 2023. Retrieved November 13, 2023.
  8. ^ Rice, Lynette (September 8, 2022). "Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem' For Hulu Adds Linda Emond, Jayne Atkinson, David Marshall Grant & More". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 11, 2023. Retrieved November 11, 2023.
  9. ^ Rice, Lynette (November 29, 2022). "Career Opportunities In Murder And Mayhem' Casts Christian Svensson In Heavily Recurring Role". Desdline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 6, 2024. Retrieved November 11, 2023.
  10. ^ Burack, Emily (November 10, 2023). "Everything We Know About Death and Other Details". Town & Country. Archived from the original on November 11, 2023. Retrieved November 11, 2023.
  11. ^ "Death and Other Details: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 22, 2024.
  12. ^ "Death and Other Details: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved January 22, 2024.