Mandy Patinkin is on the case: The Emmy-winning Homeland alum has signed on to play a detective hunting for a killer on a luxury ocean liner in a new Hulu drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The streamer has handed a pilot order to the drama, titled Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem. In it, Patinkin plays Rufus Cotesworth, “The World’s Once Greatest Detective” who finds himself tasked with solving a murder while sailing the Mediterranean aboard an ocean liner packed with wealthy and powerful passengers. Per the official description, “everyone on board is hiding something… but is one of them a killer?”
Violett Beane (God Friended Me, The Flash) costars as Rufus’ protégé Imogene, and the supporting cast also includes Lauren Patten (Blue Bloods), Hugo Diego Garcia, Angela Zhou (Supergirl) and Rahul Kohli (iZombie). Stumptown writers Mike Weiss and Heidi Cole McAdams will write the pilot and serve as showrunners, should it get picked up to series.
Patinkin earned four Emmy nominations for playing CIA veteran Saul Berenson on the Showtime spy thriller Homeland, which wrapped up an eight-season run last year. He snagged two more Emmy nods for the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope, winning for Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1995. Patinkin’s other TV credits include Criminal Minds, Dead Like Me and The Good Fight.
It’s like Only Murders in the Building – but on a boat! …and not funny.
Sounds more like Death on the Nile to me
Given how much he publicly said he hated doing criminal minds I’m surprised he’s back to doing a show of a similar format.
he has publicly stated his regrets for how he acted back then
Probably said what he had to say just to get back in CBS’ good graces otherwise he’d get a rep and be seen as toxic to work with. I’m surpised he was allowed back to do Good Fight given how much he mouthed off on CBS when he left criminal minds.
this a murder mystery whereas CM was a endless parade of brutal serial killer slayings.
What about giving us another season of a show called “Stumptown” from the Stumptown writers? ;-)
Can we just have Stumptown back?
ill watch for Ms. Beane. But isnt Mandy known for like leaving shows and in a very bad way??
“Only Murders on the Cruise Ship” Hulu is fashioning it’s own group of detective franchises.
I loved Mandy on Homeland & Violett on God Friended Me so I’ll give it a watch. Plus I love crime shows. Hope it’s good.
I’ll watch him in anything, loved him back to his days in Chicago Hope (and amazing Letterman appearances!). But it has to be said, BRING BACK STUMPTOWN!!!!!!!!