What is grandma hiding? Probably nothing good. But Detective Pedro Pascal is on the case in the latest Merge Mansion ad. Taking on his latest and greatest role, Pascal transforms himself into overly dramatic investigator Tim Rockford for this parody ad, which doubles as a short story. And he doesn’t even have words for the crimes before him. And honestly, neither do we.
A normal family, many knives, a set of nefarious knitting needles… Everything points to grandma. As the trailer notes, “This is not your average game of canasta.” We can’t say we are going to rush to download the game now. But we can say that casting Pedro Pascal in this ad is the best decision Merge Mansion ever made. Because now people will clamor for a Merge Mansion Knives Out-like movie with Pedro Pascal as an overly serious and yet perfectly goofy detective. And you know, we’re clamoring too.
Per GameSpot, developer Metacore will bring the game to life in the real-life Paramour Estate and create an interactive hybrid theater/escape room experience. The publication notes Pascal may be involved.
We say, bring on Detective Pedro Pascal in every form possible.