Former "Saturday Night Live" star Bill Murray, who has mainly been seen in feature films in recent years, will return to television for a role in the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge,” Deadline.com reports.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Elizabeth Strout, the adaptation will feature Murray as Jack Kennison, a widower who is befriended by the title character. Kitteridge, who is played by Frances McDormand, is an abrasive high school math teacher in small-town Maine, where the locals deal with tragedy, affairs and and crime.
Murray recently wrapped three movies, Ted Melfi’s “St. Vincent De Van Nuys"; “Monuments Men,” directed by George Clooney; and Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” the story says.