Netflix may have a certain Jessica Jones waiting in the wings ahead of her much-anticipated debut on Friday, November 20 – and we can hardly wait – but the online giant is readying another original project from the other end of the creative spectrum. That is, the celebrity-laden, gleefully meta holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas.
Sofia Coppola is behind the lens for this one, reuniting with her Lost in Translation star in the process. As if the title wasn’t an immediate giveaway, Bill Murray is very much front and center for Netflix’s original drama, who finds himself at his wits’ end when a seemingly relentless blizzard engulfs New York City, rendering any means of public transport useless. With the Big Apple at a standstill, Murray’s big plans for a festive stage show are on the brink, though some good old-fashioned improvising is enough to stage a show brimming with festive cheer.
Boasting a star-studded ensemble that includes George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, David Johansen, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones and many, many more, we’re hoping that A Very Murray Christmas doesn’t succumb to the schmaltzy, forgettable storytelling of something like 2011’s New Year’s Eve.
A Very Murray Christmas will premiere on the streaming service come December 4, giving you ample time to ring in the festive season with Bill Murray and Co. before Saint Nic arrives.
This winter, Bill Murray brings an extra-special dose of holiday cheer to Netflix with the premiere of an all-star musically-driven holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas. Set inside New York City’s iconic Carlyle hotel, A Very Murray Christmas opens with Murray preparing to host a live, international holiday broadcast. After a blizzard shuts down the production, he makes the best of the situation by singing and celebrating with friends, hotel employees and anyone else who drops by.