Only Murders in the Building (2021) Review, Details & Trailer

Only Murders in the Building (2021)
Only Murders in the Building (2021)
Only Murders in the Building (2021)

Steve Martin and John Hoffman developed the American mystery comedy television series Only Murders in the Building. The ten-episode series launched on Hulu on August 31, 2021, with a total of 10 episodes. Only Murders in the Building tells the story of three strangers, played by Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, who share a love for a true-crime podcast. Following the death of a neighbor in their building, the three neighbors decide to launch their own program to document their investigation. Only Murders in the Building garnered mostly favorable reviews from critics, who complimented the film’s humorous approach to crime fiction as well as the key actors’ performances.

The series got renewed for a second season in September 2021.

Series Details

  • Creators: John Hoffman, Steve Martin
  • Genres: Comedy, Crime,Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Also known as: OMITB
  • Filming locations: The Belnord, 225 West 86th Street, New York City, New York, USA
  • Production companies: 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Television, 40 Share Productions

Only Murders in the Building Cast

  • Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage.
  • Martin Short as Oliver Putnam.
  • Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora
  • Aaron Dominguez as Oscar
  • Amy Ryan as Jan
  • Vanessa Aspillaga as Ursula
  • Julian Cihi as Tim Kon.
  • Jackie Hoffman as a neighbor
  • Jayne Houdyshell as Bunny
  • Nathan Lane as Teddy Dimas

Guest

  • Tina Fey as Cinda Canning
  • Maulik Pancholy as Arnav
  • Sting as himself
  • Adriane Lenox as Roberta

Only Murders in the Building (2021)

Episodes

No. Title  Directed by Written by  Original release date   
1 “True Crime” Jamie Babbit Steve Martin & John Hoffman August 31, 2021
2 “Who Is Tim Kono?” Jamie Babbit Kirker Butler August 31, 2021  
3 “How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?” Gillian Robespierre Ben Smith August 31, 2021  
4 “The Sting” Gillian Robespierre Kristin Newman September 7, 2021  
5 “Twist” Don Scardino Thembi L. Banks September 14, 2021  
6 “To Protect and Serve” TBA Madeleine George & Kim Rosenstock September 21, 2021  
7 “The Boy from 6B” TBA Stephen Markley & Ben Philippe September 28, 2021  
8 “Fan Fiction” TBA Matteo Borghese & Rob Turbovsky October 5, 2021  
9 “Double Time” TBA John Hoffman & Kristin Newman October 12, 2021  
10 “Open and Shut” TBA John Hoffman & Rachel Burger October 19, 2021

Production

Steve Martin and Martin Short will appear in an unnamed Hulu series developed by Martin and John Hoffman, with Martin, Short, and Hoffman executive producing alongside Dan Fogelman, and 20th Television acting as the studio. Hulu renewed the sitcom for a second season on September 14, 2021.

Only Murders in the Building (2021)

Casting

Martin and Short will appear in the series, which was revealed alongside the first announcement. Selena Gomez joined the cast in August 2020 and also acts as an executive producer. Aaron Dominguez joins the cast as a series regular in November 2020. Amy Ryan joins the cast as a series regular in January 2021. Nathan Lane joined the cast in a recurring role the following month.

Filming

Principal filming in New York City began on December 3, 2020, and ended in April 2021.

Release

Only Murders in the Building debuted on Hulu on August 31, 2021. The series debuted as an original series on Disney+ under the specialized streaming hub Star, as well as on Star+ in Latin America, on the same day. On September 3, 2021, Disney+ Hotstar launched the series in select countries. Only Murders in the Building episodes will be released weekly on Disney+, Disney+ Hotstar, and Star+.

Only Murders in the Building Reaction

Based on 53 critic reviews, the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a perfect score of 100 percent approval. “Only Murders in the Building’s ludicrous approach to true crime obsessives is at once amusing and informative, due in large part to its immensely endearing center three,” the website’s reviews agree. Based on 32 critic reviews, Metacritic assigned the series a weighted average score of 76 out of 100, indicating “generally good reviews.”

“Only Murders” received a B from Entertainment Weekly’s Kristen Baldwin, who said, “Only Murders provides above-average humor, a smart mystery, and a great ensemble.” But it’s difficult not to feel that the program squandered a potential to create something extraordinary.” Alan Sepinwall rated the series four and a half stars in a Rolling Stone review, saying, “The series soon turns out to be—like The Princess Bride, Galaxy Quest, or Jane the Virgin—that rare and beautiful thing: the parody that also gives a fine example of the genuine item.”

Only Murders in the Building (2021)
Only Murders in the Building (2021)

Only Murders in the Building Release Dates

Argentina 31 August 2021 (internet)
Germany 31 August 2021 (internet)
Spain 31 August 2021 (internet)
France 31 August 2021 (internet)
UK 31 August 2021
India 31 August 2021
Italy 31 August 2021 (internet)
Mexico 31 August 2021 (internet)
Netherlands 31 August 2021 (Disney+)
Sweden 31 August 2021 (internet)
USA 31 August 2021

Also Known As (AKA)

(original title) Only Murders in the Building
Argentina Only Murders in the Building
Australia Only Murders in the Building
Brazil Only Murders in the Building
Canada (English title) Only Murders in the Building
Canada (French title) Meurtres dans l’immeuble en solo
France Only Murders in the Building
Germany Only Murders in the Building
India (English title) Only Murders in the Building
India (Hindi title) Only Murders in the Building
Italy Only Murders in the Building
Japan (Japanese title) 建物内の殺人者のみ
Mexico Only Murders in the Building
Netherlands Only Murders in the Building
Philippines (English title) Only Murders in the Building
Poland Only Murders in the Building
Portugal (alternative title) Homicidios ao Domicilio
Portugal Homicídios ao Domicílio
Russia Убийства в одном здании
Russia (alternative title) Убийства в пределах здания
Spain (alternative spelling) Solo Asesinatos En El Edificio
Spain Solo asesinatos en el edificio
Sweden Only Murders in the Building
Ukraine Убивства в одній будівлі
United Arab Emirates Only Murders in the Building
UK Only Murders in the Building
USA Only Murders in the Building
USA (short title) OMITB
USA (working title) The Raven

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