Is Pete Davidson in Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery?

Murderville - Christmas Special. (L to R) Maya Rudolph as self, Will Arnett as Terry Seattle, Jason Bateman as self in Murderville - Christmas Special. Cr. Saeed Adyani/Netflix © 2022
Murderville - Christmas Special. (L to R) Maya Rudolph as self, Will Arnett as Terry Seattle, Jason Bateman as self in Murderville - Christmas Special. Cr. Saeed Adyani/Netflix © 2022 /
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Netflix’s comedy-mystery series, Murderville, debuted on the streamer in February 2022. Now, there’s a Christmas special for fans to enjoy called Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery!

The 50-minute film is now streaming and finds the return of Will Arnett as Detective Terry Seattle, who needs the help of celebrity guest stars Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph to solve the case of “who killed Santa?” As viewers of the original series know, the guest stars must improvise their way through as they’re not given scripts beforehand.

We knew Bateman and Rudolph would be the guest stars as they were on the cast list and are obviously featured in the trailer. But we also were expecting a surprise mystery guest since they were blurred out of the video! Was it Pete Davidson or another actor?

Is Pete Davidson in Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery?

The third celebrity guest star was, in fact, Davidson! The SNL actor is no stranger to improvising and was a pleasant surprise for us viewers. Like Bateman and Rudolph’s “characters,” he also played a detective on the case. Though he didn’t guess right at the end who the actual killer was.

Joining the actors onscreen are Eliza Coupe as Donna Foccacia, Kurt Braunohler as Jim Trently, Haneefah Wood as Rhonda Jenkins-Seattle, Lilan Bowden as Amber Kang, Dennice Cisneros as Angie, Tawny Newsome as Mayor Palmer, and Courtney Parchman as Mia Briggs.

Writer Krister Johnson serves as showrunner, with Owen Burke, Marina Cockenberg, and Kerry O’Neill also taking on writing duties. Arnett, Marc Forman, Jonathan Stern, Peter Principato, and Brian Steinberg executive produce.

What do you think of the special? Were you expecting Davidson to be the surprise guest? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery is now streaming on Netflix.

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