Only Murders in the Building is a comedic crime drama series based on the true-crime obsession of the contemporary world. The story follows the three strangers, Charles Hayden-Savage, Oliver Putnam, and Mabel Mora, who have nothing in common except for the fact that they love Cindy Canning’s true-crime podcast while living in the same Upper West Side apartment building, the Arconia.
When a suspicious death occurs in the building, the three strangers decide to solve the case while making their obsession with podcasting into a reality. Steve Martin, who plays the role of Oliver Putnam, created the show with John Hoffman. Thembi Banks and Jane Raab produced the series for the streaming platform Hulu. The first episode of the debut season was released on August 31, 2021.
Hulu, in September 2021, announced the renewal of the show for a second season. The series has garnered quite an acclaim for itself. The fresh perspective on the current world, the characterization, and the chemistry between the actors are lauded by critics and its treatment of the script. The show has gained 18 nominations in the major award categories while winning in 2 of them.
What is Only Murders in the Building All About?
The series, Only Murders in the Building, follow three strangers: Charles Hayden-Savage, Oliver Putnam, and Mabel Mora, who have nothing in common except for the fact that they love Cindy Canning’s true-crime podcast while also living in the same Upper West Side apartment building, the Arconia.
The trio suddenly finds themselves wrapped in one of the supposed death in the building, which is suspicious enough to know that it is a murder. However, the police rule the death as a suicide. The three strangers are enveloped in the dangerous waters as they decide to solve the case independently while making their obsession with podcasting into a reality.
The truth they learn is way more explosive than the lies they have told each other that eventually threaten their lives. So the three of them have to solve the mystery as quickly as possible before there is too late.
How Watchable Only Murders in the Building is?
Based on the premise, the show is quite promising on its own. With the fresh perspective on the comedy, the series brings enough absurdity with itself to make the viewers realize what or who are being mocked. But we will have to credit the creators who created a fresh piece of art. No wonder it is one of the freshest television series of 2021, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 percent certified fresh.
Only Murders in the Building: Stream It or Skip It?
The series is the most streamable, easy-going, and fun comedies of 2021. The series is available for the viewers to stream on Hulu in the US and on Disney Plus and Disney Plus Hotstar internationally. Our verdict? Stream It.
Who is in The Cast And Crew of Only Murders in the Building?
The cast is led by the trio of Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, portraying the roles of Charles Haden-Savage, Oliver Putnam, and Mabel Mora. They are joined by Aaron Dominguez and Amy Ryan in the main ensemble.
The main ensemble cast is joined by talented supporting actors including Vanessa Aspillaga, Ryan Broussard, Julian Cihi, Tina Fey, Jackie Hoffman, Jayne Houdyshell, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, James Caverly, Michael Cyril Creighton, Zainab Jah, Russell G. Jones, and Nathan Lane.
Sting, Adriane Lenox, Anthony Ruiz, Adina Verson, Roy Wood Jr. and Jacob Ming-Trent, Mandy Gonzalez, Jaboukie Young-White, Daniel Oreskes, Ali Stroker, and Orson Hong, along with Jane Lynch guest star in the series. Jimmy Fallon appears in the 1st season as himself.
Steve Martin, who plays the role of Oliver Putnam, created the show with John Hoffman. Thembi Banks and Jane Raab produced the series for the streaming platform Hulu.