12 episodes

Deadly Manners is a 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events during the night of the affluent Billings family annual dinner party with their distinguished, eccentric guests. However, all is not fun and games as shortly after the party starts, a snowstorm begins to rage outside, trapping all the partygoers inside their host’s mansion. When a murderer starts killing off those in attendance, the guests must figure out who is responsible, or at least how to stay alive -- lest they be next.

Deadly Manners was created by Ali Garfinkel and Alex Aldea.

Deadly Manners stars Kristen Bell, Denis O'Hare, Alisha Boe, RuPaul, Anna Chlumsky, Timothy Simons, Michelle Visage, Alona Tal, David Cummings and is narrated by LeVar Burton.

Artwork by Kina Lee.

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    • 4.5 • 3K Ratings

Deadly Manners is a 10 episode, dark comedy murder-mystery series set in the winter of 1954. It follows the events during the night of the affluent Billings family annual dinner party with their distinguished, eccentric guests. However, all is not fun and games as shortly after the party starts, a snowstorm begins to rage outside, trapping all the partygoers inside their host’s mansion. When a murderer starts killing off those in attendance, the guests must figure out who is responsible, or at least how to stay alive -- lest they be next.

Deadly Manners was created by Ali Garfinkel and Alex Aldea.

Deadly Manners stars Kristen Bell, Denis O'Hare, Alisha Boe, RuPaul, Anna Chlumsky, Timothy Simons, Michelle Visage, Alona Tal, David Cummings and is narrated by LeVar Burton.

Artwork by Kina Lee.

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 1

    In the opening chapter of Deadly Manners we are introduced to the Billings family and the esteemed guests of their annual dinner gala. Everything is going swimmingly... until the power goes out.
    Created by Ali Garfinkel (Writer) and Alex Aldea (Producer).
    Cast List:
    Narrator - LeVar Burton
    Veronica Billings - Kristen Bell
    William Billings - Denis O'Hare
    Olivia Billings - Alisha Boe
    Esther Feinstein - Michelle Visage
    Joseph Feinstein - Jason Sklar
    George the Butler - Mark Berry
    Beatrice the Maid - Elizabeth McLaughlin
    Roger Clark - Timothy Simons
    Nancy Clark - Anna Chlumsky
    Written by Ali Garfinkel
    Directed by Alex Aldea
    Music composition (except for Jazz Piano Parts) by Alex Aldea.
    Jazz Piano Parts written and performed by Mark Rodriguez.
    Foley and Sound Design: Victor Figueroa and Alex Aldea.
    Editing by Victor Figueroa, James Kim, and Alex Aldea. 
     
    Here is a link to the script.
     
    This episode is sponsored by MeUndies and The Black Tux.

    • 23 min
    Chapter 2

    Chapter 2

    In the second chapter of Deadly Manners, everyone starts to pick up the pieces and we are introduced to some new characters.
    Created by Ali Garfinkel (Writer) and Alex Aldea (Producer).
    Cast List:
    Narrator - LeVar Burton
    Veronica Billings - Kristen Bell
    William Billings - Denis O'Hare
    Olivia Billings - Alisha Boe
    Esther Feinstein - Michelle Visage
    Fortune Teller - RuPaul
    George the Butler - Mark Berry
    Beatrice the Maid - Elizabeth McLaughlin
    Roger Clark - Timothy Simons
    Nancy Clark - Anna Chlumsky
    James Eggly - David Cummings
    Barbra DuPont - Alona Tal
    Chef - Marlene Forte
    Written by Ali Garfinkel
    Directed by Alex Aldea
    Music composition (except for Jazz Piano Parts) by Alex Aldea.
    Live Strings by Andrew Joslyn.
    Jazz Piano Parts were written and performed by Mark Rodriguez.
    Foley and Sound Design: Victor Figueroa and Alex Aldea.
    Editing by Victor Figueroa, James Kim, and Alex Aldea. 
    Here is a link to the script.
    This episode is sponsored by MeUndies and The Black Tux.

    • 28 min
    Chapter 3

    Chapter 3

    In the third chapter of Deadly Manners, we find out what happened when the lights turned back on and the house is faced with a food emergency.
    Created by Ali Garfinkel (Writer) and Alex Aldea (Producer).
    Cast List:
    Narrator - LeVar Burton
    Veronica Billings - Kristen Bell
    William Billings - Denis O'Hare
    Olivia Billings - Alisha Boe
    Esther Feinstein - Michelle Visage
    Fortune Teller - RuPaul
    George the Butler - Mark Berry
    Beatrice the Maid - Elizabeth McLaughlin
    Roger Clark - Timothy Simons
    Nancy Clark - Anna Chlumsky
    James Eggly - David Cummings
    Barbra DuPont - Alona Tal
    Chef - Marlene Forte
    Written by Ali Garfinkel
    Directed by Alex Aldea
    Music composition (except for Jazz Piano Parts) by Alex Aldea.
    Live Strings by Andrew Joslyn.
    Jazz Piano Parts were written and performed by Mark Rodriguez.
    Foley and Sound Design: Victor Figueroa and Alex Aldea.
    Editing by Victor Figueroa, James Kim, and Alex Aldea. 
    Here is a link to the script.
    This episode is sponsored by MeUndies and Audible.

    • 26 min
    Chapter 4

    Chapter 4

    In the fourth chapter of Deadly Manners, news of the party's latest casualty spreads and the fortune teller takes center stage.
    Created by Ali Garfinkel (Writer) and Alex Aldea (Producer).
    Cast List:
    Narrator - LeVar Burton
    Veronica Billings - Kristen Bell
    William Billings - Denis O'Hare
    Olivia Billings - Alisha Boe
    Esther Feinstein - Michelle Visage
    Fortune Teller - RuPaul
    George the Butler - Mark Berry
    Beatrice the Maid - Elizabeth McLaughlin
    Roger Clark - Timothy Simons
    Nancy Clark - Anna Chlumsky
    James Eggly - David Cummings
    Barbra DuPont - Alona Tal
    Written by Kim Ndombe and Ali Garfinkel
    Directed by Alex Aldea
    Music composition (except for Jazz Piano Parts) by Alex Aldea and Andrew Joslyn.
    Live Strings by Andrew Joslyn.
    Jazz Piano Parts were written and performed by Mark Rodriguez.
    Foley and Sound Design: Victor Figueroa and Alex Aldea.
    Editing by Victor Figueroa, James Kim, and Alex Aldea. 
    Here is a link to the script.
    This episode is sponsored by MeUndies and SundanceNow.

    • 28 min
    Chapter 5

    Chapter 5

    In the fifth chapter of Deadly Manners, the party deals with corpse tampering and there is something fishy about the beef wellington.
    Created by Ali Garfinkel (Writer) and Alex Aldea (Producer).
    Cast List:
    Narrator - LeVar Burton
    Veronica Billings - Kristen Bell
    William Billings - Denis O'Hare
    Olivia Billings - Alisha Boe
    Esther Feinstein - Michelle Visage
    George the Butler - Mark Berry
    Beatrice the Maid - Elizabeth McLaughlin
    Roger Clark - Timothy Simons
    Nancy Clark - Anna Chlumsky
    James Eggly - David Cummings
    Barbra DuPont - Alona Tal
    Written by Kim Ndombe and Ali Garfinkel
    Directed by Alex Aldea
    Music composition (except for Jazz Piano Parts) by Alex Aldea and Andrew Joslyn.
    Live Strings by Andrew Joslyn.
    Jazz Piano Parts were written and performed by Mark Rodriguez.
    Foley and Sound Design: Victor Figueroa and Alex Aldea.
    Editing by Victor Figueroa, James Kim, and Alex Aldea. 
    Here is a link to the script.
    This episode is sponsored by MeUndies and Shudder.

    • 24 min
    Chapter 6

    Chapter 6

    In the sixth chapter of Deadly Manners, the party learns the origins of Nancy's marriage to Roger and the wine starts flowing.
    Created by Ali Garfinkel (Writer) and Alex Aldea (Producer).
    Cast List:
    Narrator - LeVar Burton
    Veronica Billings - Kristen Bell
    William Billings - Denis O'Hare
    Olivia Billings - Alisha Boe
    George the Butler - Mark Berry
    Beatrice the Maid - Elizabeth McLaughlin
    Roger Clark - Timothy Simons
    Nancy Clark - Anna Chlumsky
    James Eggly - David Cummings
    Barbra DuPont - Alona Tal
    Written by Michael Kastelein and Ali Garfinkel.
    Directed by Alex Aldea and Ali Garfinkel.
    Music composition (except for Jazz Piano Parts) by Alex Aldea and Andrew Joslyn.
    Live Strings by Andrew Joslyn.
    Jazz Piano Parts were written and performed by Mark Rodriguez.
    Foley and Sound Design: Victor Figueroa and Alex Aldea.
    Editing by Victor Figueroa, James Kim, and Alex Aldea. 
    Here is a link to the script.
    This episode is sponsored by MeUndies and TodayTix.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

cocahStella ,

A must listen !!!

This series was a whirlwind of mystery and comic relief ! I was fully immersed from episode one

Hope to hear more from this crew !!!

Jamie Cheval ,

Great Voice Acting

All the voice actors were superb. Great story and kept me guessing until the end. The only complaint I have is how heavy handed the handling of the same sex relationship was. I get wanting to preach tolerance, but it wasn’t realistic of the time period and it was distracting with how many times “everyone deserves love” was brought up. After it was mentioned for the 100th time, it started to detract from the story because their romance no longer felt organic and like it was placed there to tick a box. Other than that, this was a very entertaining podcast.

RhodesyB ,

Meh 🫤

While it’s campy tone is sometimes fun, it reads lame at other times. I get that this is intentioned to be over-the-top however, the story is beyond ridic. Lavar Burton however, is fantastic.

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