“Only Murders in the Building” Picked up For Season 2 at Hulu

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez in
Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez in "Only Murders in the Building"

Hulu is already plotting new episodes of their acclaimed comedy/mystery Only Murders in the Building. The streamer announced on Tuesday that the series had been renewed for season two, although further details remain under wraps.

Only Murders in the Building, which premiered in August, is currently midway through the first season, with five out of 10 episodes already being available on Hulu. The series has a weekly airing schedule, and the season finale is expected to arrive on October 19th.

The show, created by comedian Steve Martin and writer John Hoffman, focuses on three strangers and true crime podcast fans living in the same building in New York. The trio surprisingly gets to witness a true-crime plot in person when one of their neighbors gets murdered, so they embark on a private investigation that they document in a podcast of their own.

Only Murders in the Building features an ensemble cast consisting out of Martin, who stars in his first major television project, Selena Gomez, Martin Short, Aaron Dominguez, and Amy Ryan. The series was met with positive reviews from the critics while also being a hit among the Hulu audience.

According to the streamer, the show also had the most-watched premiere for any comedy in Hulu history.