‘Only Murders In The Building’ Renewed For Season 4

Hulu’s acclaimed comedy series, Only Murders in the Building, has been greenlit for a fourth season, announced on the same day as its thrilling Season 3 finale. The show, which stars Steve Martin as Charles Haden-Savage, Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora, delves into the trio’s crime-solving adventures in New York’s Arconia building.

Their amateur investigations, recorded in their true-crime podcast, have covered intriguing cases, from the demise of a fellow resident in the first season to unravelling mysteries behind Broadway spectacles in subsequent chapters.

Season 3 especially drew attention with high-profile guest stars, including Meryl Streep and Paul Rudd, adding layers to the murder mystery narrative. This instalment saw the group chasing leads after the death of actor Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd) during his Broadway debut, with Streep portraying castmate Loretta Durkin.

Since its debut, the series has enjoyed monumental success. Not only was its Season 3 premiere the most-watched of any Hulu scripted original this year, but Nielsen’s streaming rankings also placed it prominently in top lists, solidifying its status as Hulu’s most popular comedy to date.

Co-created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman (Looking, Grace & Frankie), the show’s acclaim has transcended audiences, earning significant awards attention. It garnered 17 Emmy nominations, with nods for both Martin and Short. Gomez also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series.

With the recent end of the WGA strike, fans can expect the writers to reconvene soon. Meanwhile, anticipation builds as the show prepares to compete in January for the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, facing formidable contenders like The Bear, Ted Lasso and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. With its continued success and unwavering fanbase, Only Murders in the Building promises to return with more riveting tales from the Arconia.