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Kristen Bell's New Podcast Deadly Manners Is an Addictive Old-School Murder Mystery

This one has everything: Bell, LeVar Burton, and a fortune teller played by RuPaul.
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If you've reached your personal true crime threshold, a new fictional murder-mystery podcast could be just the mental palate cleanser you need going into October.

Debuting today, Deadly Manners pays tribute to 1940s radio shows (with a nod or two to the 1985 cult-classic Clue film), and the cast list reads like a fever dream of TV fan favorites: LeVar Burton helms the story as narrator, Kristen Bell stars as a rather unlikable hostess, and big names like RuPaul, Alisha Boe, and Anna Chlumsky pop up along the way as both guests and murder suspects.

"When I was a kid, I was obsessed with books on tape," Alex Aldea, director, producer, and composer of Deadly Manners told EW.

"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.”

The first two chapters (which start—where else?—at a fabulous dinner party on a dark and stormy) are available to download on Sundance Now, Shudder, and in the iTunes store.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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