Will the trio return to uncover secrets and form unexpected connections with their fellow residents in the Arconia? Want to know more? Then, continue reading to find out about Only Murders in the Building Season 4.
After binge-watching all ten incredible episodes of the third season, the fans of this beloved comedy mystery television series are curious to know if the future is in safe hands or not because the honest truth is that their fandom is far from overseeing more of the story of the Iconoi trio, who are played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, as they shared a common interest in true crime podcasts while becoming friends as they investigate suspicious deaths in their affluent Upper West Side apartment building and produce their own podcast about the cases.
After all, how can one not get enough of this plot? This show has left the demand for another season skyrocketing all over social media with each passing season.
The love for this series can be evaluated when we take a look at the recent overall reception of the third season, which reported a 99% approval rating with an average rating of 7.6/10, based on 97 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The website’s critical consensus states, “Relocating the action to the theater, Only Murders in the Building can take a bow for yet another twisty mystery handled with a good-humored touch.” Metacritic weighted an average score of 77 out of 100 based on 33 critic reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
These reviews are earned, as the plot of this series also deserves all the credit from the viewers and critics. Lastly, the series surely has been one of the most talked-about shows in Hulu’s catalog, leaving no doubt in our minds why the fans have started to wonder if the series will be renewed for a fourth season or not. So, if you are speculating on the same thing, then you have reached the right place! For your consideration, we at Web News Observer have compiled all the latest updates about the potential renewal status of Only Murders in the Building Season 4.
Only Murders in the Building Season 4 Renewal Status: Will there be another season?
The celebrations among the fans can commence early!
Yes, you read it right. Only Murders in the Building, which was created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman, has been renewed by Hulu for a fourth season within just a few hours since the finale premiere of the third season, which isn’t surprising as this series so far has remained one of Hulu’s most-watched comedy originals ever, which is the main reason why the network hasn’t waited for months before confirming its official comeback on the streaming platform with a new season that will follow another mysterious case that will be justified like the prior three seasons!
In addition to this, early renewal became a possibility because the WGA strike had recently ended, which is a positive development for the writer’s room to resume their work for the new season shortly. The good news doesn’t end right here, as this update kind of paints a picture that the fourth season might start production around early 2024 and eventually premiere around mid-to-late 2024 or even in 2025! Only once the pre-production concluded without any hurdles, and of course, we should also consider the delays that might be caused by the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, which are still yet to be resolved, and reaching any agreement.
To add more cherry on top, in an interview with Screenrant, the series creator, John Hoffman, revealed his desire to continue the series, which promises that OMITB will have many seasons in the future. When asked how many seasons he’d make, Hoffman said, “as many as they’ll have us for.” “This is one of those shows [where] everyone involved in it is so happy doing it,” Hoffman continued. “I know I speak for the trio and everyone else. When you have lighting in a bottle in this way, and there’s this magnetizing force of incredible talent who say, ‘Wow, that looks fun. I would love to be a part of that.’ I hope it gives it a good long life.”
Finally, check out the official renewal confirmation as shared on the Twitter handle with the star cast featuring together in a brand new poster, quoting, “Only Murders in the Building is coming back for Season 4! Let the investigating begin…#OMITB”
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Only Murders in the Building Season 4: If renewed, what can the fans expect from the new season?
Nothing much has been confirmed, but we are certain that the series will continue the plot from the third season, which follows:
“The shocking death of actor Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd) in the Season 2 finale, Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) are investigating the tragedy that took place behind the scenes of Oliver’s Broadway show. Aided by co-star Loretta Durkin (Meryl Streep), the trio discovers this case is a tougher nut to crack than the Arconia murders but remain optimistic they will find who killed Oliver’s leading man as he also attempts to put his show back together. With everyone in the theater being a possible suspect, the trio has their work cut out for them. At least their fans will get a whole new season of their podcast.”
Warning: Spoiler Alert!
In addition to this, the plot will expand from the third season’s final episode, “Opening Night,” which was directed by Jamie Babbit and written by John Hoffman & Ben Smit. In the episode, the viewers get to see the trio plan on getting a confession from Donna but need evidence. Fortunately, Loretta received the missing hankie from Dickie. Lured into the theater’s office, Donna admits that she poisoned Ben’s cookie. After they show her the hankie with Donna’s own lipstick, she says she also pushed Ben. Donna asks that she be allowed to see the play before getting arrested. Before the play starts, Howard tells Oliver that Jonathon cannot perform, so Oliver takes the stage as the lead role.
During the play, Loretta tells Dickie she is his mother. Mabel sees Donna talk to Cliff, who then goes into Jerry’s room. As Mabel goes after him, she realizes that Cliff, not Donna, pushed Ben. Not wanting to go to prison, Cliff nearly jumps from above the stage but is stopped by Donna. At the play’s after-party, Oliver reads Maxine’s review, which is a rave. Dickie, Loretta, and Tobert all have upcoming gigs in Los Angeles, but the trio decide to stay in New York, promising to visit. Sazz comes to celebrate and tells Charles they need to talk. As the party continues, Sazz enters Charles’ apartment and is shot by an unknown assailant.
The main cast members who will return in the fourth season have not been disclosed, but we can definitely expect the beloved trio to return in their respective characters, which are as follows: Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage, a semi-retired actor who was the star of a popular 1990s crime drama, Brazzos; Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, an ambitious but financially struggling Broadway director who spawns the idea of the podcast and becomes its director, and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora, a young artist who is living alone in her aunt’s unit and who was friends with the first season’s murder victim, Tim Kono, through her childhood and teenage years.
The series hails from co-creators and writers Martin and John Hoffman (Grace & Frankie, Looking). Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Short, Gomez, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. The series is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. In January, it will vie for the Emmy in the Outstanding Comedy Series against Abbott Elementary, Barry, The Bear, Jury Duty, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Ted Lasso, and Wednesday. Moreover, Short is also up for an Emmy, as is Nathan Lane for starring as Teddy Dimas.
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Only Murders in the Building Season 4: What will be the official episode count, and where to stream?
As of writing this, the exact episode count of the fourth season can differ, as the network might go ahead and agree to make the next season supersized in case it becomes the final season. So, at this point, anything can happen until the renewal is confirmed. On the bright side, we are certain that the new season will try to keep at least 10 episodes with an average runtime of 26–38 minutes, just like the first three seasons, and it is expected to premiere on a weekly basis in order to be consistent in their storylines and keep the fans interested.
So, we advise fans to be patient while they await this information, which will be released in the coming weeks. In addition to this, we urge viewers to rewatch prior seasons to catch up on the suspense and drama!
The entire series is exclusively available on Disney+, Hotstar (for Indian viewers), and Hulu for international viewers in the region where it’s available. The viewers can buy a subscription plan according to their preferences, which allows them to watch new episodes based on location whenever the episode airs worldwide at no additional cost. You might not be able to watch this content because of geo-blocking, but using a VPN can help you get access to various content. At last, we urge the readers to check out the official trailer of the third season in order to recall the plot in case you haven’t streamed the new season yet:
Catch up on all the prior seasons, and let us know in the comments if you think Only Murders In The Building will be renewed for a fourth season or not.