Has Only Murders in the Building been renewed for Season 4? Here’s what we know:

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Renewed Or Cancelled?

The television space has seen a flurry of whodunnit investigative thrillers in the recent past. The genre’s purple patch is set to last with timely creative endeavours. But only a few have managed to provide a fresh twist on the genre tropes with Only Murders in the Building leading the pack.  This Hulu show has now run for three successful seasons without too much of a drop in quality or any hint of the momentum stopping.

Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short have perfected the workings of the iconic murder-solving trio. Their star appeal and enthusiasm for their characters have given the loyal fanbase a renewed purpose to tune in every week during the season runs. Every instalment until now has been acclaimed by critics and fans. But will Hulu renew the show for a fourth season?

If you’ve finished watching this one, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know so far:

What is Only Murders in the Building Season 3 about?

Season 3 of Only Murders begins with an opening night debacle for Oliver Putnam, whose comeback efforts turn into a murderous nightmare. Ben Glenroy, the celebrated star of the play, is pronounced dead on stage. Mabel, Charles, and Oliver bemoan the lack of luck in their personal lives. But in an inspired turn of events, Glenroy wakes up from his brief slumber and crashes their afterparty at Oliver’s apartment. 

Everyone is shocked to see him back. Ben was poisoned but the effects of it wore off when he was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, though, his murderer did not stop their pursuit and threw him down the broken elevator shaft later that night. The trio now gets an opportunity to investigate and catch the killer. But Season 3’s journey isn’t easy. Oliver is preoccupied with the play and wants to revamp it in the form of a musical.

Charles has found the love of his life, Joy, and inadvertently asks her for marriage. When she learns that Charles didn’t really intend to propose, she leaves him. Oliver also strikes up a romantic relationship with Loretta, an unknown but talented actress in the play. Things get tricky for Mabel who loses her apartment and finds herself alone in the investigation. The season progresses gradually showing how the personal and professional lives of the characters converge in an epic reveal. 

Has Only Murders in the Building been renewed for Season 4?

Hulu has officially renewed Only Murders for a fourth season! The announcement came from the network right after the finale for the third season aired yesterday. 

Generally Hulu, like other networks and streaming platforms, gauges numerous metrics before renewing a show, including how many people initially watch it and then looking at the drop-off rate. With some shows, cancellations or renewals happen quickly (ala. Squid Game, Bridgerton etc.) Other times, it can take months before they make a decision about a show’s future.

Only Murders in the Building is one of the most successful shows in the streamer’s original catalogue. In fact, Only Murders is the most watched comedy show on the network’s history. It comes as no surprise then that the network has announced the show’s renewal. Other seasons of Only Murders were always renewed in advance before the release of a particular instalment. But the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes perhaps delayed that decision. 

What we know about season 4 so far:

Not much is known about season 4 at the time of writing, even though Hulu has renewed the show. The network has only announced the renewal but has fallen short of giving us a release date or a time frame for the start of production.

We can expect a new storyline to be introduced in the fourth season. It will likely revolve around solving Sazz’s murder and figuring out who would hate Charles enough to kill him.  

The new season will begin on August 27, 2024. 

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