Last month, Selena Gomez returned to the small screen with Hulu's Only Murders in the Building. Starring alongside comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, Gomez's performance as Mabel, as well as the murder mystery dramedy itself, was praised by critics.
On Tuesday (September 14), Hulu announced Only Murders in the Building has already been picked up for a second season. The news comes shortly after Hulu revealed Only Murders in the Building was the most-watched original comedy on premiere day and its most-watched comedy across all SVOD titles ever on the platform.
For those who may not have tuned into the series just yet, Only Murders in the Building follows three strangers, played by Martin, Short and Gomez, living in the same apartment building who come together to investigate the mysterious death of one of their neighbors.
“Only Murders in the Building reflects the kind of creative excellence that is the hallmark of Hulu Originals,” said Craig Erwich, president, ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals, in a statement about the renewal. “The audience’s response to the delightful blend of mystery, humor, and emotion in the show has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to follow this unlikely trio on their next adventure.”
"The comedy this team delivered has been the obsession of every executive at this studio, and our friends at Hulu have treated it like the crown jewel that it is," Karey Burke, president of 20th Television, added of the series. "And now, thanks to the incredible audience response, we are so happy to say there will be more murders in the building — which is great news for everyone, except perhaps the residents of the Arconia.”