Selena Gomez’s Only Murders In The Building renewed by Hulu for season 4 – as MAJOR character’s killer is finally revealed
- SPOILER ALERT: Do not continue reading if you have not finished Only Murders In The Building season 3
- The Season four renewal comes the same day the killer of Paul Rudd’s Ben Gilroy is revealed
One mystery has been solved regarding the future of Only Murders in the Building.
The show starring Steve Martin, 78, Martin Short, 73 and Selena Gomez, 31, has been renewed for a fourth season.
The news comes the same day the trio of sleuths revealed who killed Paul Rudd’s Ben Gilroy in the season three finale of the Hulu hit.
The renewal seemed a sure thing as Only Murders enjoyed the most-watched premiere day on Hulu in 2023 so far.
Variety looked at the Nielsen weekly streaming ratings and discovered it ranked as the ninth most-watched title of the week during the Season three launch.
Renewal: Hulu has renewed the popular comedy series Only Murders in the Building, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez for a fourth season
It was in third place among streaming originals and remained in the top-six streaming originals in the weeks that followed.
Spoiler Alert: In the penultimate episode of Season three, the podcasters rushed to the courthouse in wedding attire and pointed the finger at Donna DeMeo, played by Linda Edmond.
The trio had determined she was the one to poison actor Ben Gilroy in order to avoid bad reviews for her son’s debut as a Broadway producer.
However, the plot thickened when Ben survived the poisoning only to die after being pushed down the elevator shaft at the Arconia.
When Donna was confronted about her alleged one-two punch, she copped only to the poisoning, saying she didn’t want to kill Ben, just stop the show.
It also turned out she took the risk because Donna is dying of cancer, but she denied sending Ben to his ultimate demise.
That villain turned out to be Donna’s son Cliff, played by Wesley Taylor, who shoved the star to his death, after Ben figured out the uber-doting mother was the one to tamper with his cookie.
There were some happy endings as well.
Mystery solved: The Season four renewal comes the same day the Season three finale began streaming, revealing the who killed Paul Rudd’s leading man Ben Gilroy
Love connection: Martin Short’s Oliver made a love connection with Meryl Streep’s Loretta in Season three. Will the three-time Oscar winner return for Season four?
Meryl Streep’s Loretta is free to act on the stage and screen, and to be in love with Martin Short’s Oliver.
Could that mean the three-time Oscar winner will renew her contract for Season four?
The next victim has already been killed and it foreshadows danger ahead for Steve Martin’s Charles-Haden Savage.
Ratings: Nielsen weekly streaming ratings found Only Murders in the Building ranked as the ninth most-watched title of the week during the Season three launch. It placed third among streaming originals on the Hulu
The body of his stunt double Sazz Pataki, played by Jane Lynch, is discovered in a pool of blood in Charles’ apartment.
Was Charles the intended victim? Or was Sazz?
That mystery will be solved once the actors strike is settled.
Negotiations between SAG/AFTRA and studios have resumed this week, according to the LA Times, following a three-year agreement being reached between the major studios and the writers union.