Take a look behind the scenes of Murder in HR. Watch exclusive never before seen interviews with Kate Mara, Brett Gelman, and Creator & Executive Producer Ian Faison of Caspian Studios.
Murder in HR is a murder mystery podcast starring Kate Mara as Jemma, the newest Employee Experience Manager at tech start-up Peace of Ship. It’s her first day, and she’s being onboarded by her new Chief People Officer Nicholas, played by Brett Gelman. But when Larry, the company’s travel manager, is electrocuted during the company All-Hands, Jemma uncovers a terrible secret: It was murder! With Nicholas’s help, Jemma must use her HR skills to investigate her toxic colleagues – without becoming the next victim.
Hear from the actors and story creators on how it all came to life!
After we recorded with Kate and Brett in Los Angeles, they shared with us why they chose to take on these roles.
“‘Jemma’ is this smart, weird, quirky person who is given this seemingly impossible task to solve a murder in three days – and she is eternally optimistic about it.” said Kate Mara, who is starring in the podcast and an executive producer. “Nothing seems to rattle her. A toxic workplace, assassins, snakes, or robots. And she still wants to do her job and help everyone around her. The idea of playing a detective who is so positive and dedicated is exciting. I think the audience will love the comedy and satire in the story.”
Brett Gelman is starring in the series and an executive producer.“I wanted to play Nicholas because I think it's an amazing opportunity to play a character who is supposedly in the power position but is actually not,” said Gelman.
“There's something really beautifully sensitive about him. He really is in the job to help people and that a lot of the humor from the character comes from an anxiety of not being able to do that in the right way and from the mistakes that he's made as well.”
This podcast is sponsored by Gympass.