Perhaps there’s only one thing that could make the arrival of a third season Only Murder in the Building more thrilling – and that’s, yes folks, the prospect of a MUSIC episode. While it hasn’t been directly confirmed, Variety reports it is Marc Shaiman And Scott Witmanthe composers and lyricists behind the Tony award winner hair Spray, has worked with the murder-mystery show during its third season.
Shaiman and Wittman’s latest Broadway hit, Some Like It Hotmusical adaptation of 1959 Marilyn Monroe film, was recently nominated for 13 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Speaking with Variety, Shaiman revealed, “We’ve been working on the next season Only Murder in the Building. We’re not allowed to say more than that, but you can probably do the math.”
Hulu series starring Steve Martin, Short MartinAnd Selena Gomez debuted its third season in early August on Hulu, and will open with a two-episode premiere. This beloved series follows three residents of luxury New York apartment building The Arconia – filled with an ensemble of eclectic and eccentric characters – who share a love of the popular true-crime podcast. When an occupant of their building is murdered and the authorities mistake his death as a suicide, the three team up to investigate the truth and release their own podcast. Over the course of two seasons, the show has provided genuine wit, comedy, mystery, and suspense, bringing the hit television show to fame by fans and critics alike.
Why Would a Musical Episode Work?
The tantalizing temptation of musical inclusion in the show fits perfectly – Charles (Martin) is an actor, while Oliver (Short) is a producer and director on Broadway, and season three promises to revolve around the suspicious death of actor Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd), who died on stage performing with Charles, in a production Oliver supervised.
In addition to the addition of Rudd’s cast, the series was given an extra injection of megawatt star power when it was announced three times. Academy award winner Meryl Streep will join the show. Only Murder in the Building will have its first two episodes on August 8, 2023, before airing new episodes weekly until the finale on October 3, 2023. This season, like the previous two, will consist of 10 episodes.
You can catch the first two seasons on Hulu now. The Season 3 teaser can also be seen below.