In the realm of murder-mysteries, the path to resolution is often paved with a vibrant array of clues leading to a logical conclusion. However, FX’s latest thriller series, “A Murder at the End of the World,” deviates from convention by incorporating murder as just one intricate facet of a captivating mystery. Penned by the talented writers behind Netflix’s “The OA,” this seven-episode limited series embarks on a genre-blending journey, encompassing elements of true crime, Western romance, and technological intrigue.
“A Murder” unfolds against the backdrop of Iceland’s chilling nights, diverging from the sunlit scenery typically associated with films like “Knives Out.” It skillfully combines the essence of Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle, masterfully intertwined with David Fincher’s distinct style, while offering a dash of the eerie “Black Mirror” essence.
The narrative revolves around Darby Hart, a Gen Z amateur sleuth and hacker, portrayed by the incredible Emma Corrin from “The Crown.” Darby’s auto-fictional murder mystery novel captures the attention of the enigmatic tech billionaire, Andy Ronson, played by Clive Owen, an Academy Award nominee for “Closer.” Joined by his reclusive wife, Lee, a retired hacker portrayed by Brit Marling, “The OA” alum, Darby finds herself entangled in a web of intrigue.
The story takes a gripping turn when Darby receives an invitation to a mysterious retreat, along with eight other esteemed guests, including a filmmaker, an astronaut, an AI tech mogul, a venture capitalist, a robotics prodigy, a political activist, and a climatologist. Adding to the complexity is the surprise appearance of Bill Farrah, Darby’s former partner in solving cold cases and her adolescent romance, played by Harris Dickinson of “Triangle of Sadness.”
As the titular murder unfolds, Darby delves deeper into the investigation, unraveling increasingly perplexing mysteries. The hosts of the retreat insist that the murder is merely an “accident,” compelling Darby to navigate a world of stringent surveillance on her own or with the assistance of an omnipresent AI named “Ray.” The series unveils a captivating blend of suspense, self-discovery, and the desperate quest for truth.
Hulu’s exclusive streaming platform serves as the home of “A Murder at the End of the World.” The series, which promises to be a chilling and thought-provoking experience, premieres on November 11 with episodes running through December. Prepare to embark on this enigmatic journey, ideally shared with friends, as the icy puzzlebox of “A Murder” beckons viewers to explore its hidden depths.
When does “A Murder at the End of the World” premiere?
The series premieres on November 11 and will run through December.
Where can I stream “A Murder at the End of the World?”
“A Murder at the End of the World” is exclusively available for streaming on Hulu.
Who are the key cast members of the series?
The series stars Emma Corrin, Clive Owen, Brit Marling, Harris Dickinson, and more.