So, which of the Pickwick Triplets did it this time?
Will Hulu revive the show for Season 4 ahead of Season 3’s finale? Or will our questions from Season 3 remain unscathed?
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), we await confirmation for a Season 4 revival.
However, hindering the smooth renewal process followed since 2021 for the show by Hulu, this year is different. We are nearing the end of Season 3 and no revival proclamations have been made so far. Is it because the unfortunate strike incident that continues to this day, is Hulu stalling the anticipated Season 4 to renew it after Season 3’s finale premiere? We have gathered all the details to provide you with some solace regarding the arrival of Only Murders in the Building Season 4, so do not put away your sleuthing kits yet. The investigation has not been closed.
Only Murders in the Building Season 4 Renewal: Should We Expect It?
If we are to follow Hulu’s revival pattern for the past three seasons of Only Murders in the Building, we can dexterously join the dots and notice revivals ahead of the season’s finale episode. This means that the Season 4 episode does not fit into this pattern. Is there a reason to worry? There are two sides to this coin, so let’s explore them both.
There may be reason to worry, given that Season 4 is currently not falling under the radar of previous revivals for Only Murders in the Building. The Season 3 finale will premiere on October 3rd, leaving only 8 days till a renewal announcement needs to be made. So, can we expect it within the next few days before the finale? No prediction can be set in stone at the moment, so we urge the viewers to hold their horses and await the confirmation, if any.
On the other hand, we can affirmatively say that Season 4 deserves a Hulu revival, given the stellar performance of the series and the Herculean fan base it has garnered over the years. Most revivals are made based on the viewership ratings and the general reception of the earlier season. So, did Season 3 live up to the hype? Sure did! The third season has been praised by critics and fans alike. The show has a rating of 8.1/10 on IMDB, which is high praise indeed, and the third season received a certified fresh score of 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is again a near-perfect result. While the audience score is at a respectable 86%. Additionally, the oomph added to the series in titular guest stars such as Paul Rudd (popular for playing Ant-Man), and the ethereal Meryl Streep has caused viewership ratings to skyrocket. This unbridled support for the series will most probably lead to a revival soon.
So what is different this year?
How Is The Strike Affecting Hulu’s Decision To Renew The Series?
Hulu’s delayed decision is causing amplified speculation among the audience who are eager to view a new Season of Only Murders in the Building ahead of its finale premiere on October 3rd. However, as we mentioned earlier, it is not a normal year. The WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes have halted productions, canceled shows, and caused massive delays in anticipated arrivals all over Hollywood. Maybe Hulu is waiting for the strikes to end to revive Season 4 of Only Murders in the Building. Because let’s say Season 4 is revived tomorrow. According to the union rules, the writers cannot hold meetings and write new scripts, and actors cannot film sequences until the WGA and SAG AFTRA strikes are over. With over four months of continuous picketing, let’s check out the latest news regarding the strikes.
Today marks day 3 of back-to-back negotiations with CEOs and the WGA and day 144 for the writers, a meeting that lasted over 10 hours since the writers brought to the table new clauses of the deal. The union sent a letter to the strikers stating: ” We ask as many of you as possible to come out to the picket lines tomorrow.” The SAG AFTRA with the actors is also in full force, today marking their 71st day striking on the picket lines not ready to back down. Production houses are slowly emptying out their last pennies, movie hall tickets are recording their all-time low, and Hollywood producers are scratching their heads to meet the demands of the unions to put an end to this.
So, this makes predictions of the arrival of Season 4 that much harder. However, let’s say a revival of Season 4 is on the books within this month, when can it arrive?
Only Murders in the Building Season 4 Release Date Prediction
Take for instance Season 4 has been revived in October, and the strikes also dissipate in the event of reaching a deal. 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.
Only Murders in the Building: What Will Season 4 Bring To The Table?
This will only be clear once the Season 3 finale is out, and we have the major cliffhanger for the season as well as another murder to investigate in Season 4. 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.
The season 3 finale will probably disclose another murder or who is Ben’s murderer. We hope one of the trio does not turn into the murder victim since we have incidentally become attached to these characters over the course of three seasons. After Season 3 reveals the plot twist at the end, we can determine the events of Season 4 if there is one. *fingers crossed*
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:
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