“God! This is really not feeling like a finale yet, is it?” – Oliver Putnam
Ever since the premiere of the final episode, “I Know Who Did It,” of the second season, the viewers got to see that the question of who did it remains, along with a few more questions that have been raised. This has sparked much speculation and excitement among viewers as to how the story will unfold, spurring questions such as “When will fans be able to watch the third season?”.
Sadly, viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as the season will not be coming to your television screen anytime soon. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a brief summary of everything you can anticipate, including the release date, plotline, cast, and other details.
Here’s all we know about Only Murders In The Building Season 3 so far.
Only Murders in the Building Season 3: When will the new season premiere on Hulu?
Unfortunately, the new series will not return to the streaming platform this month, so fans will have to wait a little longer and be patient!
If you recall, the series was renewed for a third season back in July 2022. Since then, the prospective premiere date has yet to be announced. But if we have to predict the potential release date of Only Murders in the Building Season 3, it might happen sometime around mid-2023, just like the first and second seasons. It is only speculation that the next season will follow the same pattern and be released in a similar time frame with the most likely months being June through August 2023. On the bright side, the production for the third season has officially begun!
The official Twitter handle of the show also shared a new BTS clip from Selena Gomez’s TikTok account, confirming that filming has started with her co-stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, Paul Rudd, Jesse Williams, and Meryl Streep who is joining the cast for the third season! We would like to highlight that nothing has been revealed about Streep’s character yet. All these details will be released by Hulu once the production of the series wraps up on a timely schedule. Take a look at the official post below:
— Only Murders in the Building 🕵🏻♀️ 🕵🏻♂️ (@OnlyMurdersHulu) January 17, 2023
Only Murders in the Building Season 3: What to expect?
Only Murders in the Building is by co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman (Grace & Frankie). Martin and Hoffman’s executive produce along with Short, Gomez, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. Additionally, Craig Erwich, President of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, in a statement, stated, “Only Murders in the Building is the true crown jewel of our slate.”
Further adding, “Its appeal across generations, the intersection of humor and heart, and its truly original approach are a hallmark of and testament to Dan, John, Steve, Marty, and Selena’s work. We are grateful to be able to continue telling the stories of Charles, Oliver, and Mabel to viewers that have consistently shown us they crave more of this story.”
When asked in an interview, how Season 3 will be different with the new murder taking place outside of the Arconia, Hoffman simply replied, “That’s a great question. I can’t wait to have the answers for you.” He also stated, “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.'” So, the season is expected to continue the plot further from the final episode of the second season in which the trio throws a killer reveal party in an attempt to persuade Bunny’s killer to confess. Mabel declares Alice the murderer after failing with Cinda, which appears to be true when Alice stabs Charles in the stomach.
Cinda congratulates Mabel on solving the case, which irritates Becky to the point where she unwittingly reveals information only the killer would know. As Charles awakens unharmed, the guests reveal that the entire party was a ruse to expose Becky as the true murderer. Detective Williams discovered Becky’s DNA on the murder knife, and Mabel realized Bunny said “14 Sandwich” to her, which was Becky’s favorite meal at Bunny’s regular diner.
Later, Becky, along with Kreps, who is revealed to be Becky’s lover, is arrested. Their goal was to become famous by doing a podcast about premeditated murder. With the case closed, Charles gets a proper role in the Brazzos reboot and asks out his makeup artist, Joy; Mabel and Alice rekindle their romance; and Oliver reconciles with his son, who already knows they are not biologically related. One year later, on the opening night of a Broadway play directed by Oliver, the lead actor, Ben Glenroy, dies unexpectedly during his performance.
The filming of Season 3 of “Only Murders in the Building” has begun! A cast to dream of. pic.twitter.com/mvMkJknoEk
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) January 17, 2023
Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Episodes and Streaming Options
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 months, and binge-watch the last two seasons on Disney+ Hotstar (for Indian viewers), and Hulu to recall the events. The viewers can buy a subscription plan according to their preferences, which allows viewers to watch new episodes based on location when the episode airs worldwide.
The streaming platform has not released any new teaser or trailer for the third season. We suggest you take a look at the official trailer for season two which follows the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver & Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue – the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbors who all think they committed murder.
For the second season, Rotten Tomatoes reported a 98% approval rating with an average rating of 8.05/10, based on 110 critic reviews. The website’s critics’ consensus states, “Only Murders in the Building gets a new lease on life with a knottier sophomore outing that retains the series’ core charm and wit.” Metacritic gave the second season a weighted average score of 79 out of 100 based on 25 critic reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” Take a look at the trailer below:
Catch up with the prior seasons on Hulu while you wait for more updates on Only Murders in the Building Season 3.