Hulu‘s comedy series Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez has been picked up for a second season.
“Everyone in our amazing “Building” worked with such love and expertise through extraordinary times — and with incredible support from Disney, Hulu and 20th TV — to create a first season that might live up to our legendary cast, our beloved New York City, and to make a show about connection. To feel we’ve connected with our audience and hit the mark enough already to have the chance to continue — and to carry on our show’s wild ride of mystery-comedy-empathy — is too exciting for words. So I’ll shut up now — and just say a huge thanks to all and I can’t wait for more!,” said co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman.
In Only Murders in the Building, three strangers living in the same Upper West Side apartment building bond over their obsession with true crime and a mystery in the building. After the death of a neighbor, the three use their true crime knowledge to investigate, recording a podcast for others to follow along. This leads them to uncover secrets of the building and build on lies told to one another. The trio realizes a killer could be one of their neighbors and works together to try to solve the murder before it’s too late.
“Only Murders in the Building reflects the kind of creative excellence that is the hallmark of Hulu Originals. Steve, John and Dan have created a uniquely captivating and entertaining series. The audience’s response to the delightful blend of mystery, humor and emotion in the show has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to follow this unlikely trio on their next adventure,” said Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals.
News of the series being renewed for season two comes after Hulu shared that Only Murders in the Building was the most-watched Hulu Original comedy on premiere day and the most-watched comedy of all SVOD titles ever on Hulu.