After initially being ordered to pilot at the streamer in September 2021, the Mandy Patinkin (Homeland, Criminal Minds) and Violett Beane (The Flash) murder mystery drama Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem has scored a 10-episode series order at Hulu.
Written by Mike Weiss and Heidi Cole McAdams, the pair who brought us Stumptown, the thrilling pilot of Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem –described as a “’Knives Out-like’ show” by Hollywood Reporter — featured Patinkin as Rufus Cotesworth and Beane as Imogene.
Per the official description of the show,
“it asks the question: How do you solve a murder in a post-fact world? Especially when sailing the Mediterranean on an ocean liner filled with the wealthy and powerful. Everyone on board is hiding something … but is one of them a killer? That’s what the world’s once greatest detective, Rufus Cotesworth, and his protegee, Imogene, aim to discover — the truth at all costs.”
This is not Patinkin’s first streaming series. Last year, he appeared as a series regular on The Good Fight for Paramount+, playing Judge Wackner, though he is probably best known for his tenure on Homeland. His eight-season run on the Showtime crime drama earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, one of seven nominations over the course of his career.
Beane is recognized for her roles on CBS’ God Friended Me and playing Jesse Quick in The Flash on The CW.
Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem also stars Lauren Patten (Blue Bloods) as Anna, Rahul Kohli (iZombie) as Sunil, Angela Zhou (Hell On Wheels) as Teddy, Hugo Diego Garcia (Clem) as Jules, and Pardis Saremi (Shonda).
The show will join Hulu’s growing roster of original series, including The Dropout and fellow crime series, Only Murders in the Building.
There is no word yet on a production timeline or when audiences can expect to see Patinkin and Beane risking it all to solve murders on the Med. So far, all that we know is that each episode will be one hour long.
The series is produced by ABC Signature, and written by Weiss and Cole McAdams, who also co-showrun and co-produce along with Webb and Mark Martin for Black Lamb.