You’ve known and loved her as Donna Meagle in Parks and Rec and Ruby Hill in Good Girls, and now Retta is set to play a crime-solving Bookstagrammer in NBC’s forthcoming Murder by the Book.
This series (brought to us by Good Girls creator Jenna Bans) is about an Instagram-famous book reviewer putting her love of mystery novels to good use: she’s going to uncover some dark secrets about her cozy seaside town… as a detective.
I know what you nay-sayers are thinking: This sounds silly! How could she possibly have gleaned enough knowledge from those books to actually solve a crime? But why not? I’m imagining it to be sort of like Only Murders in the Building—but with books! Also, let us all remember the time the woman who wrote “How to Murder Your Husband” went on trial for (what?) murdering her husband. Art imitates life.
Not too much else is known about the show yet, but one thing’s for certain: you’re going to want to treat yo’self to a binge-watch when it comes out.