So, which of the Pickwick Triplets did it this time?
Is the titular whodunnit comedy series new tonight?
Let’s find out!
With popular feedback from ardent followers to hooked viewers, Only Murders in the Building was introduced with the utmost flamboyance in the summer of 2021, only to absorb all the attention of Hulu members, leading it to become a streamer staple. Now, three marvelous seasons later (with the finale of Season 3 premiering on October 3rd), will the 4th Season of Only Murders in the Building reach our screens tonight?
Let’s get the bad news out of the way before we delve into some interesting titbits that we picked up over the past few days since the finale of Season 3 aired on October 3rd. Only Murders in the Building will not be reaching us tonight. In fact, it will be treason to expect the series to come anytime in 2023. Why? There are two reasons that support this statement.
One, the series got rebooted for its 4th season on October 3rd, which makes it impossible for the new season to be on our screens in the same month. This all follows that the series is dominating as Hulu’s most-watched original comedy series to date. According to Nielsen’s weekly streaming rankings, the show ranked as the ninth most-watched title of the week and the third-highest streaming original series upon its season 3 debut.
Secondly, although the WGA strikes have come to an end after 146 days of stifling protests and have secured some big gains for the guild, SAG AFTRA still continues to battle it out for their fair share of rights with the AMPTP. The news of when a favorable deal will be struck between the two is hazy to us, given the lack of definitiveness in the negotiations. Hence, until the actors are back on the set to film the scenes, we cannot expect a new season to arrive in 2023 at all.
So when can we expect Season 4 to reach us now that it has been confirmed on October 3rd by Hulu? Also, check out the official Twitter post on the series revival below.
— Only Murders in the Building 🕵️♀️🕵️♂️🕵️♂️ (@OnlyMurdersHulu) October 3, 2023
Only Murders in the Building Season 4 Release Date Prediction
Now that the WGA strikes have come to an end, Deadline and several other news outlets have reported that writers’ rooms for several halted productions are finally getting back on track, and Only Murders in the Building is one of them. In that capacity, while the scripts for Season 4 materialize, we expect the SAG AFTRA strike to reach a favorable deal by the end of the year. From the hourly updates, we can assume that the strike will be reaching its impasse soon.
The production for Only Murders in the Building Season 4 will have to begin towards the end of the year, awaiting the scripts to be completed. Thereafter, it will take at least a year or more to film, edit, and make necessary changes in post-production.
For instance, since 2021, every Season aired in the summer. However, this will not be the case for Season 4 in case it has been renewed. This is because it will be impossible to finish up post-production for a 2024 spring release. Hence, we can make a better and safer prediction of Season 4 reaching us between the time window of late 2024 and early 2025. This will only hold true if the strikes end within the next month or two. Otherwise, we are looking at an even extended timeline. Stay tuned to Web News Observer because we will be giving you all the necessary details and updates.
Recurring Cast Members For Season 4:
Over the three seasons, Only Murders in the Building has advocated for a revolving cast door given the theme of the series: Murder. So, Season 4 casting is unsure until confirmation for the same has been announced. Thereafter, details will follow. However, the three musketeers are likely to be back for the next season, which includes Steve Martin as Charles, Martin Short as Oliver, and Selena Gomez as Mabel. Check out the official trailer for Season 3 here:
Season 3 also left the door open for Meryl Streep’s Loretta Durkin, as she and Oliver all but rode off into the sunset together. Meanwhile, Selena’s Mabel cut off her romance with Jesse Williams’ Tobert, potentially predicting a new love interest ahead. When asked if Streep and Williams will return in Season 4, showrunner John Hoffman told The Hollywood Reporter that there is “no greater hope.”
Commenting on the longevity of the show, Hoffman told Screen Rant ahead of the Season 3 premiere that the show has “a good long life” ahead of it and hopes to return for multiple seasons. “As many as they’ll have us for,” he said when asked how many seasons he wanted to do. “I really mean it. This is one of those shows [where] everyone involved in it is so happy doing it – and I know I speak for the trio and everyone else,” he told the outlet.
“When you have lightning in a bottle in this way, and then there’s this magnetizing force of incredible talent who say, ‘Wow, that looks like fun. I would love to be a part of that.’ I hope it gives it a good long life,” he elucidated.
We hope she does return to the show since her character adds a pinch of whimsicalness to the entire plot, and we are here for it.
Only Murders in the Building: What Will Season 4 Bring To The Table?
The finale of Season 3 on October 3rd unveiled the Death Rattle Dazzle killer, which Oliver (Martin Short), Mabel (Selena Gomez), and Charles (Steve Martin) pinned producer Cliff (Wesley Taylor) as the person who murdered Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd). Let us recap the events of Season 3 first. The show focuses on a trio of true crime podcasters who self-appoint themselves as investigators to solve intriguing mystery murders. Season 3 saw the murder of Ben Glenroy (played by Paul Rudd), who dies minutes before Oliver’s Broadway musical begins. The Pickwick Triplets begin poking around the dead body while Oliver tries to throw them off course, which leads us to the finale scene.
What will be the main focus of Season 4? Is anyone in trouble? We want to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Moreover, you can stream seasons 1 through 3 of Only Murders in the Building exclusively on Hulu, where subscriptions start at $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Viewers based in the U.K., Canada, and other participating countries can watch on Disney+.