Murder mysteries are extremely thrilling and most people enjoy reading books and watching TV series relating to them. Everyone has seen numerous television shows on the topic, but a new murder mystery is always welcome. Whodunnit, an ABC television series first aired on June 23 2013, is a suspense thriller, but with a difference. It is actually a reality show that revolves around a series of murders that take place through the series. The first season of the show was a success and speculations of a Whodunnit Season 2 are doing the rounds, but it still remains unconfirmed.
In case you do not know what Whodunnit is about, it is a television series that has contestants investigating murders taking place during the show. No, they are not actually murdered! The whole series is impeccably staged, leaving both participants and the audience trying to figure out who the killer is. The series begins with 13 guests, one of whom is the “killer”, housed in Rue Manor, a Beverly Hills Mansion. Each episode showcases a well-structured murder. Co-executive producer Anthony Zuiker says he already has nine murders planned out for Whodunnit Season 2 too.
The show’s host Giles (Gildart Jackson) also plays butler to the guests. The killer sends messages to the guests via Giles, which he reads out to all in the dining room. He and two maids are also held captive in the mansion along with the guests until the identity of the killer is revealed in the season finale. In each episode we witness a murder or double murders, following which the guests must investigate the crime scene and reach a conclusion as to who is responsible for the murder. This basic theory will remain the same for Whodunnit Season 2 and any consecutive seasons that follow.
Getting back to the plot, the guests conduct individual investigations and solve the puzzling murders to conclude who they think the killer is. The weakest performer gets eliminated or murdered rather in the following episode and the cycle of investigation continues. It is only at the season finale that the identity of the killer is revealed with three guests left in the competition. One of them is the killer. However, all the three must collect evidence and solve the final murder mystery to uncover the identity of the killer. With its interesting script, the series deserves a Whodunnit Season 2.
The guest who is able to correctly point out the killer in the final round of this television series wins a $250,000 cash prize. Kam Perez was the winner of the first season of Whodunnit with Lindsey Anderson as the runner up and Cris Crotz as the killer. Ironically, Kam had not once through the series been able to identify Cris as the killer, while Lindsey throughout had stuck to her belief it was Cris. However, she got a few puzzles wrong in the finale and lost the race to winning the $250,000 prize. The production team is hoping to get a green flag from ABC for a Whodunnit Season 2.