NEW YORK — A new FX series on Hulu called “A Murder at the End of the World” introduces us to a new kind of detective: a Generation Z detective who is a tech-savvy hacker.
The character is played by Emma Corrin, who many of us first met when she starred as Princess Diana in The Crown.
I think the words “new” and “different” are the most commonly used words in the English language when it comes to new television shows.
In fact, it is said that “imitation is the sincerest form of television.” So when I find a series that actually seems fresh, that’s cause for celebration, and right now I can’t get enough of A Murder at the End of the World.”
Darby Hart is a different kind of detective, different enough to redefine a genre that has grown tired and stuck in the past.
“It’s refreshing because she doesn’t pretend to know what she’s doing. A lot of times she doesn’t know what she’s doing,” Corrin said.
“I noticed that Darby is a change, right? This is someone who is really taking the genre into the 21st century. Am I overdoing it?” I asked.
“No, I think you absolutely nailed it,” Corrin said. “I felt like she was modern and interesting and human and flawed and aware of her vulnerability.”
Viewers are also kept guessing by two separate storylines.
One takes place in the present day in a billionaire’s house in Iceland.
A parallel story takes place in Utah in the past, with a love interest as the link between them.
“So you’re constantly in two completely different contexts and two beautiful but very different environments,” Corrin said.
Corrin has played characters as diverse as Princess Diana and Lady Chatterley.
But A Murder at the End of the World represents a major step forward in Corrin’s career, a step forward to taking over an entire series as the star.
“I think in a lot of ways it forced me to grow up to deal with it, but it was a really, really rewarding experience,” Corrin said.
Brit Marling created this captivating series with her longtime writing and producing partner Zal Batmanglij.
Checkout “A murder at the end of the world” and I think you’ll be as addicted as I am.
The first two episodes are now streaming on Hulu, which is owned by Disney, the same parent company as ABC 7.