Only Murders in the Building: What True Crime Fans Need to Know About the Series

Only Murders in the Building: What True Crime Fans Need to Know About the Series
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Only Murders in the Building seems to be the new hot series everyone is obsessing over at the moment, not only because of its killer (lol) cast line-up but the way it plugs into our universal obsession with true crime.

If you’re keen to learn more about the series, which currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, we’ve pulled together a list of everything you need to know – including how to watch the Hulu production in Australia.

What is Only Murders in the Building about?

As we’ve touched on, the series follows a group of true-crime obsessed individuals who find themselves somehow involved in a case of their own.

The synopsis reads as follows:

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman comes a comedic murder-mystery series for the ages. Only Murders In The Building follows three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.

When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realise a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

Who is included in the cast line-up?

Comedy pals Steve Martin and Martin Short (both of Father of the Bride) team up with the delightful Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) as the series leads Charles-Haden Savage, Oliver Putnam and Mabel Mora.

They’re joined by Aaron Dominguez (Shaft), Amy Ryan (The Office) and Vanessa Aspillaga (Trick) among others.

Disney shares that “Only Murders in the Building hails from co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman (Grace & Frankie, Looking). Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.”

How can I watch Only Murders in the Building in Australia?

Only Murders in the Building is a Hulu series, and it is being distributed in Australia through Star on Disney+. If you’re new to Star, it’s a relatively new addition to the Disney+ streaming line-up.

The content selection is included in the $11.99 monthly price for Disney+.

The first three episodes of the 10-episode season dropped on Disney+ on August 31, 2021. New episodes have been released every Tuesday since then.

What do we know about season 2?

Disney has announced that following the incredible success of Only Murders in the Building, (it was Disney’s most-watched Star Original on premiere day) the show has been picked up for a second season.

Co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman said in a statement that:

“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!”

We don’t have any details on dates or casting or anything to that effect, but we do know that we’re getting more Only Murders in the Building and that’s an exciting update to receive.

I suppose the only question left is: will you be watching?

This article has been updated with news on Only Murders in the Building season 2.

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