Only Murders in the Building renewed for Season 2
James R | On 14, Sep 2021
Only Murders in the Building has been renewed for a second season.
From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman, the murder-mystery comedy follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) 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 among them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
“Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez are a delight to watch in this warm and witty true crime comedy,” we wrote in our review of Season 1, which premiered at the end of August. Episodes have since arrived weekly on Disney+ in the UK, as part of its adult-friendly Star channel.
Now, before the series is even halfway through, it has already been renewed for Season 2.
“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 Hoffman.
Episodes continue to arrive on Disney+ UK on Tuesdays.