Disney+ Crime Comedy Series Equal Parts Funny And Mysterious

By Bradley Gammel | Published

Have you ever wanted to binge-watch a series that shares the same compassion and love for true crime as you? Disney+’s and Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building can fill that niche void. The series follows three Upper West Side apartment complex residents as they launch their own true crime podcast.

Only Murders In The Building Is A Crime Comedy Hit

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Only Murders in the Building initially launched on Hulu in August 2021 and was created by stars Steve Martin and John Hoffman. The series follows Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage, Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora as they try to unravel the mystery behind a string of murders in their apartment complex, Arconia. The trio is united by their love, unsolved murders, and actual crime cases. 

Embracing The True Crime Craze

Season 1 of Only Murders in the Building involves the trio attempting to solve the shady death of a fellow Arconia resident. They believe that foul play is afoot when the police write off the death as a suicide. The trio of investigators and crime anthropologists launches a podcast to reveal their findings on the case.

Incredible Guest Stars

In the second and third seasons of Only Murders in the Building, the trio of amateur sleuths continue their adventures investigating mysteries in their Manhattan apartment building. As they delve into new cases and unravel more secrets, they must also confront personal challenges and navigate evolving relationships while striving to uncover the truth behind each perplexing crime. Season 3 features special guests Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep.

An Award-Winning Series

Only Murders in the Building is widely acclaimed for its witty writing, engaging storyline, and standout performances from its cast. The series has received numerous award nominations and wins, including recognition at prestigious ceremonies like the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Television Awards. With its compelling storytelling and cultural impact, Only Murders in the Building has solidified its place as a standout streaming series.

Only Murders In The Building Is Loved By Critics And Fans

Season 1 of the hit series has 100 percent approval on Rotten Tomatoes and averages a score of 8/10. The following two seasons are also certified fresh, with Season 2 having a 98 percent rating and Season 3 holding a positive 96 percent approval rating. These are great numbers for a series that cleverly catches comedy and drama within the true crime genre. 

A Show About Podcasts Launched A Podcast

A fun fact about Only Murders in the Building is that it has a real-life podcast. The behind-the-scenes podcast Only Murders in the Pod examines the life behind the scenes of the hit streaming series. During the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers strikes, cast and crew members shared their experiences working on the hit series about a fictional podcast on an actual podcast. 

Streaming Now On Disney+

All three seasons of Only Murders in the Building can be streamed on Disney+ with an active Hulu subscription. The hit series announced in October 2023 that a fourth season was slated to return for a fourth season. Until then, fans and newcomers alike can rewatch the series but keep an eye open for clues of what’s to come in the show’s credits as the series is known for hiding clues in plain sight, and there might be something alluding to Season 4.