June 4, 2023

“Only Murders in the Building” officially returns to The Arconia on August 8. The announcement of the Season 3 date for the beloved Hulu comedy-drama was confirmed during Disney’s pre-show on Tuesday.

This late-summer premiere is especially exciting considering the cast of Season 3. In addition to returning “Only Murder’s” regulars – Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez – Paul Rudd stars as Ben Glenroy, a theater actor who dies onstage, and Meryl Streep in an unnamed role. And yes, before you ask, Rudd’s character is the murder at the center of this season. This season will also star “Emily in Paris” actor and Tony nominee Ashley Park as a Broadway engineer named Kimber. Plus, Michael Cyril Creighton, who played the recurring and cat-loving Howard Morris for the past two seasons, has been bumped to series regular this time around.

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“Only Murders in the Building” first premiered in 2021 as a story about unlikely friendship. A washed-up actor (Martin), a desperate director (Short) and a mysterious young woman (Gomez) form a surprising friendship thanks to their mutual love of murder podcasts. But when a real corpse shows up in the building they all share, this trio transitions from diehard fans to amateur journalists – emphasis on amateur. Despite its subject matter, “Only Murders in the Building” leans towards Matin’s signature wacky but dark writing style. It’s half Agatha Christie and half “The Jerk” with a touch of introspection.

The series was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmys last season, including Outstanding Comedy Series and both Martin and Short for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Nathan Lane even won a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy for his performance in the comedy. The series also won Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series and Animation and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program, both in the half-hour categories.

“Only Murders in the Building” comes from co-creators and writers Martin and John Hoffman, who also executive produce alongside Short, Gomez, Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us”) and Jess Rosenthal.

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