Only Murders in the Building will return for a second season, the comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, after Disney will order the renewal of this television series that it premiered a few weeks ago through the Hulu platform and in Latin America on Star +.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the television series tuvo the highest opening day tuning for any comedy series (original or acquired) in the history of the platform, although it must be remembered that Hulu it does not have a long time to be launched in the United States.
The series has also garnered a very positive critical response and a strong viewer ranking on review aggregators Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes.
Comedy is starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, who are residents of a New York apartment building and come together when a fellow tenant suffers a gruesome death.
“Only Murders in the Building reflects the kind of creative excellence that is the hallmark of Hulu Originals“Said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals.
“Steve, John and Dan have created a unique, captivating and entertaining series. Audience response to the show’s delightful mix of mystery, humor, and excitement has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to follow this unlikely trio on their next adventure. “
The series marks Martin’s first series regular role on a scripted show in his storied career. Along with Short and Gomez, the regular cast also includes Aaron Dominguez and Amy Ryan.
“There has been something about this project that felt almost predestined from the beginning; from Dan’s first lunch with Steve where Steve mentioned he had an idea for a series, to John jumping on board to co-create it, to Steve agreeing to star, but only if Marty joined him, until the inspired addition of Selena“said 20th Television President Karey Burke.
Martin and Hoffman are executive producers of Only Murders in the Building with Short, Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. The show’s first season is scheduled to conclude on October 5.