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Only Murders in the Building Season 3.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer, this beloved mystery comedy-drama series is not to be missed! With just two seasons, this show has proven that if there is a unique theme and a cast filled with amazing characters, then you can certainly make something special for the viewers to enjoy and binge-watch for more seasons to come!
The literal verdict for the show’s success was when there was no doubt left in our minds that the second season’s finale had left fans on the edge of their seats and had once again excited them more than ever into knowing what happen next. The growing curiosity has eventually led to questions like, “When will Only Murders in the Building return on Hulu?” popping up all over social media.
What the three unlikely friends who bond over their shared love of true crime podcasts will do next has increased the fan’s eagerness to know it all! So, if you are one of those who are constantly speculating about the season’s comeback, then don’t worry. Especially for you, we’ve compiled a list of everything you should know while recalling events from the previous seasons.
Here is everything we know so far about Only Murders in the Building Season 3 at Web News Observer!
Only Murders in the Building Season 3: Is it premiering in June?
If you have been following all the latest updates, then you’ll know that 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. So, the next season will take time to complete post-production and follow in the footsteps of its predecessors, hence making any hopes for the series return in June 2023 impossible!
Even though this is a bit of a disheartening update, we have some other updates that will lighten up your mood! Despite not being a part of Hulu’s June lineup, the series will return sooner than you think!
Yes, it’s true! 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 casually dropped the update during his tour showing You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!, quoting, “Catch the new season on August 8,” which was followed by Short responding, “Our show is like Steve trying to pee — it streams for 33 minutes.”
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Only Murders in the Building Season 3: What to expect?
Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one!
When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building that stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize that a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
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 is about to change, as 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 is 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.
Recently, in a new interview with Backstage, Martin Short remained tight-lipped about the plot of “Only Murders” Season 3, saying, “I’m not saying anything, you bastard.” But it is pretty much clear that the season centers on the sudden onstage death of Broadway actor Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd). Beyond describing this new whodunit as “more ambitious and exciting than any of [the previous ones],” Short only feels comfortable discussing “the Meryl Streep of it all.”
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Only Murders in the Building Season 3: What did the co-creator say about the next season?
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 that is teed up between Charles and Ben is what we’re going to reveal in Season 3,” he continued. Further adding, “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 🕵🏻♀️ 🕵🏻♂️ (@OnlyMurdersHulu) April 25, 2023
Only Murders in the Building Season 3: Who will return in the cast?
The precious 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.
Additionally, 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. Lastly, Thembi Banks, Jane Raab, Nick Pavonetti, and Kristin Bernstein serve as producers.
When you realize we're one step closer to Season 3 of #OnlyMurders.
— Hulu (@hulu) April 21, 2023
Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Episodes: Where to stream?
There has been an update on the official episode count; the upcoming season is expected to have a total of ten 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 in order to avoid early spoilers, and they will be published once 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 limitations.
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— Only Murders in the Building 🕵🏻♀️ 🕵🏻♂️ (@OnlyMurdersHulu) April 20, 2023
Only Murders in the Building Season 3: Is there any teaser or trailer?
Yes, much to the viewer’s delight, Hulu recently dropped the first footage from the new season, which features Meryl Streep and Paul Rudd joining Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, who have once again found themselves embroiled in another murder mystery while Streep’s character, though it appears as if she’s reading for a part in Oliver’s new project!
The next season is speculated to take up some major elements from the past two seasons in order to maintain the overall continuity, in which the viewers get to see that after a suspicious death in their affluent Upper West Side apartment building, the three neighbors start their own podcast about their investigation. Whereas, in the second season, which premiered in June 2022, the trio themselves become suspects in the bloody murder of another building resident.
The first season reported a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 8/10, based on 105 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Metacritic gave an average score of 76 out of 100 based on 34 critic reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” For the second season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 98% approval rating with an average rating of 8.05/10, based on 112 critic reviews. Metacritic scored the second season 79 out of 100 based on 25 critic reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
Moreover, the official teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much, as it is just a 38-second short clip. We don’t know what’s in store for our intrepid trio just yet. But one thing is certain: Only Murders in the Building is a show that will keep us guessing until the very end, and we can’t wait to see what new twists and turns are about to enter the new season!
Take a look at the official teaser trailer of Only Murders in the Building Season 3 below:
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Only Murders in the Building Season 3 updates!