LeVar Burton, Denis O’Hare, RuPaul, Timothy Simons, and Anna Chlumsky also star in the series

By Dana Schwartz
September 29, 2017 at 12:01 PM EDT
Credit: AMC

It was a dark and stormy night in the winter of 1954 and the Billings family was throwing a dinner party when a murderer strikes — and all the guests are trapped inside.

That's the premise of Deadly Manners, a new 10-episode podcast in the style of a classic radio drama from Alex Aldea and Ali Garfinkel of the podcast production company The Paragon Collective.

The series, which will premiere exclusively on AMC Networks' streaming platforms Sundance Now and Shudder starting Oct. 3, features Kristen Bell, LeVar Burton, Denis O'Hare, RuPaul, Timothy Simons, and Anna Chlumsky.

"When I was kid, I was obsessed with books on tape," said Alex Aldea, the director, producer, and composer of Deadly Manners. "I lived for The Odyssey, The Little Prince, and anything narrated by the father of horror movies, Vincent Price. That's really what laid the foundation for me to get into the audio medium. For Deadly Manners though, we wanted to do an old school audio drama that was pure entertainment, where the audience can get out of their heads for a minute, relax and enjoy themselves. It's a crazy world we are living in right now, and people are reacting in extremes. Deadly Manners is like classic Clue fun."

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