Steve Martin Promises Best 'Only Murders' Season Yet, Teases Stars

Exploring behind-the-scenes dynamics and narrative depth

by Zain ul Abedin
Steve Martin Promises Best 'Only Murders' Season Yet, Teases Stars
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As the cameras roll for the fourth season of "Only Murders in the Building," Steve Martin shares his excitement, hinting that this season could be the best yet. Amidst the bustling backdrop of New York City, Martin, alongside a dazzling ensemble cast, promises an engaging new chapter for the beloved series.

"This season is star-studded," Martin, aged 78, revealed to PEOPLE. He added, "We're about halfway through the filming and are thoroughly enjoying it. I genuinely think it could be one of our best." The anticipation builds following a dramatic season three finale where Jane Lynch's character, Sazz Pataki, faced a shocking incident.

The new season delves into a tangled mystery involving Martin's character, Charles, along with Oliver (played by Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez), as they unravel complex questions surrounding an unexpected event. Adding to the excitement, season four welcomes back industry giants such as Meryl Streep and Paul Rudd.

New additions to the cast, including Eugene Levy, Eva Longoria, Zach Galifianakis, and Molly Shannon, are set to bring fresh dynamics to the story.

Off-Screen Bonds & Consequences

The chemistry off-screen is just as noteworthy.

On March 1, Gomez, 31, shared a behind-the-scenes glimpse via Instagram Stories. The video showed a bouquet of roses from her co-stars Martin and Short, accompanied by a note saying, "We're so happy to be back with you, love, Steve and Marty." John Hoffman, the showrunner, hinted at a deeper narrative exploring the theme of "consequences" in the upcoming season.

He discussed the complexities of the characters' creations and their unintended impacts, stating, "It’s a challenging line to walk, and sometimes you have to face it in that way. We're looking at a world where actions and their outcomes are intricately linked, which is fascinating for our trio who find themselves in these situations." While the trio navigates the intricacies of their fictional lives, Martin and Short also partnered with Wells Fargo to promote the bank’s Active Cash Credit Card, highlighting a light-hearted side of their friendship with anecdotes about their real-life interactions and humorous takes on everyday expenses.

With the first three seasons available for streaming on Hulu, fans have the opportunity to catch up on the suspense and humor that "Only Murders in the Building" consistently delivers, as they await the thrilling new episodes of season four.