What new mysteries and hijinks will befall our favorite trio? Want to know them all? Continue reading to find out about Only Murders in the Building Season 3.
When a spectacular comedic approach meets good crime fiction with amazing chemistry and performances from the lead cast, then you know that you’ve created the perfect recipe for making one of the most loved mystery comedy-drama television series in recent times! Only Murders in the Building is just that and even more fun than what the viewers were initially expecting it to be.
The journey of three neighbors starting their own podcast about their crime investigation is something that got viewers hooked from the beginning, and since then, the ride doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon as the much-awaited third season is officially on the way.
It is a must-watch series that will leave you wanting more! So, if you are one of those who are eagerly looking for more information on the upcoming season, then you’ve come to the right place! We at Web News Observer have compiled all of the relevant details due to the high level of interest shown by the readers. Here is everything we know about Only Murders in the Building Season 3.
Only Murders in the Building Season 3: When will it premiere?
Firstly, we want to clarify that the much-awaited third season of this American mystery comedy-drama television series is not premiering in June 2023! Yes, it’s true because the show, which is created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman, was ordered by Hulu back in July 2022, with filming for the season beginning earlier this year in January and concluding a few weeks ago, which takes time to complete post-production.
On the bright side, during Disney’s upfront presentation last month, it was officially confirmed that the series will debut this summer season on Tuesday, August 8, 2023!
The release date was also confirmed by Steve Martin, who plays Charles-Haden Savage in the show, as he casually dropped the update during his tour showing You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!, quoting: “Catch the new season August 8,” which was followed by Short responding, “Our show is like Steve trying to pee — it streams for 33 minutes.”
Side Note: The attendees of the show were not allowed to record any part of their set.
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Only Murders in the Building Season 3: What to expect?
Not much has been revealed about the upcoming season’s plot, but to give some hints about the next chapter in the beloved trio’s life as true crime podcasters and murder solvers, the show will continue the plot from the cliffhanger of the second season’s finale episode, “I Know Who Did It,” in which the viewers got to see that one year has passed since any murder and the trio are on the opening night of a Broadway play that Oliver directed, as Mabel awaits the performance, to begin with, Charles-Hayden’s new girlfriend Joy (Andrea Martin) in the audience.
But before the performance starts, Charles-Hayden engages in an intense conversation with Ben Glenroy, the show’s protagonist, who is played by unexpected guest star Paul Rudd and who will be back for Season 3. Paul Rudd tries to deliver his lines as the curtain rises but collapses and passes away. Making Ben the third season’s new murder victim and the mystery that has to be solved. Charles-Hayden is the first person on stage to assist Ben, and he will undoubtedly be considered a suspect. It’s important to note that Ben had an odd cough before speaking with Charles-Hayden.
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— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) March 21, 2023
In an interview with Deadline, series co-creator John Hoffman also provided some details about Ben’s interaction with Charles-Haden just before the latter passed away on stage, quote:
“The events on stage take place after we time jump one year, which is exciting for the show because it’s a little bit of a fun reset. We view Season 1 and Season 2 as sister seasons, so for the characters, it feels like they have some breathing room and we can catch up to them and learn what’s been happening in that year. To then be thrown into a new mix like this with a new group of people around the theater and the production of Oliver’s dream show and all of that. It’s starting to feel very exciting for a season to go towards,” he said.
“But more than that, the tease there that is teed up between Charles and Ben is what we’re going to reveal in Season 3,” he continued. “There is very sort of pointed things that Charles is saying to Ben. It’s clear that there’s huge tension between these two actors for their Broadway opening and the source of that will be revealed in Season 3. There are things being said by Charles like, ‘I know what you did,’ and ‘Stay away from her.’ All of that is a tee-up to where we’re going next season. If there’s one thing to hold onto here is ‘her identity.'”
Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Cast: Who will be in the next season?
The trio of Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage, Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora will definitely return to solve another murder mystery. There are some new additions to the cast, which includes Meryl Streep, Paul Rudd, Jesse Williams, and Ashley Park from Emily in Paris, who has joined the cast in a recurring role as Kimber, a Broadway ingenue.
Michael Cyril Creighton, who plays Howard Morris, a cat-loving resident of the Arconia whose cat died the same night as Tim Kono from the first season, will also return alongside some recently added cast members which includes Don Darryl Rivera, Allison Guinn, and Gerald Caesar, Jeremy Shamos, Linda Emond, and Wesley Taylor in recurring roles for which details regarding their characters are being kept under wraps.
If there are other cast members being introduced in the new season, then we can assure you that the details about them will be revealed later. The show is created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman, who also serve as executive producers with Gomez, Dan Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal, and Jamie Babbit. Additionally, Thembi Banks, Jane Raab, Nick Pavonetti, and Kristin Bernstein serve as producers.
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Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Episodes: Where to stream?
Even though there is no update on the official episode count, the upcoming season is expected to have a total of 10 episodes with an average runtime of 26 to 38 minutes, just like the prior seasons. Additionally, the episode titles and synopsis of the series are not yet released, and we will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming weeks!
In the meantime, binge-watch the last two seasons exclusively on Hulu and Disney+ Hotstar (for Indian viewers) to recall the events.
In order to receive updates on when the show premieres, interested viewers can also enable alerts from these streaming platforms. The viewers can buy a subscription plan according to their preferences, which allows them to watch new episodes based on location when the episode airs worldwide. International viewers who don’t have any of the mentioned streaming platforms available in their region can opt to use a VPN to stream all the episodes without any hurdles.
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