Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building is coming back for another season.
The streaming service announced on Tuesday that it has renewed the mystery-comedy series for season 2. Starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, Only Murders in the Building received its second season renewal halfway through its 10-episode freshman run, which premiered on August 31st to critical acclaim.
“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,” series co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman said in a statement. “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!”
Created by Martin and Hoffman, Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers played by Martin, Short, and Gomez, who share an obsession with a true crime podcast. After a murder in their building, the three neighbors decide to start their own show that covers their investigation of the murder.
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series currently has a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.90/10, based on 55 critic reviews. “Only Murders in the Building’s silly approach to true crime obsessives is at once hilarious and insightful, thanks in large part to its extremely charming central trio,” reads the critics consensus on the site.
“There has been something about this project that felt almost fated from the start; from [executive producer] Dan [Fogelman]’s first lunch with Steve in which Steve happened to mention he had an idea for a series, to John jumping aboard to co-create it, to Steve’s agreeing to star but only if Marty (Short) joined him, to the inspired addition of Selena,” 20th Television president Karey Burke said in the statement. “The comedy this team delivered has been the obsession of every executive at this studio, and our friends at Hulu have treated it like the crown jewel that it is. And now, thanks to the incredible audience response, we are so happy to say there will be more murders in the building — which is great news for everyone, except perhaps the residents of the [luxury apartment] Arconia [in which the show is set].”
Also starring Aaron Dominguez and Amy Ryan, Only Murders in the Building drops one new episode on Hulu every Tuesday.