The new series premiering on 31 August from Disney+ is about three true crime fans who become involved in a real crime when one of their neighbours turns up dead under strange circumstances. Three stars Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short. One idea, mixing comedy with thriller.
One predictable success, just murders in the building. The new Hulu series coming to Spain from Disney+ promises a lot. If you can’t stop watching the best comedies on a loop and you’re hooked on mystery series like nobody else, this fiction combines both genres to the delight of the platform’s subscribers.
Only Murder in the Building marks the Disney lookalike’s return to a leading role in a TV series after The Wizards of Waverly Place, which went off the air in 2012. But in all these years she has not been standing still, in addition to developing her own beauty brand, Rare Beauty, she has participated in several film productions, such as Woody Allen’s Rainy Day in New York or The Dead Don’t Die, with Bill Murray.
The series, created by John Robert Hoffman and the legendary Steve Martin, follows three crime story aficionados as they become embroiled in a real-life murder investigation. The action takes us inside a building on New York’s Upper West Side, where a death has just occurred under bizarre circumstances, leading these three people into an investigation full of twists and turns and secrets.
Years of experience watching true crime series and the tools necessary to uncover the killer: a blackboard, gloves, a notebook and a podcast to narrate the investigation. However, as the investigation takes its course, they discover that the biggest lies are the ones they tell each other, and that the murderer could be in the building.
Critics are unanimous in describing it as funny, twisted and refreshing and it has obtained 100% positive reviews on platforms such as Rotten Tomatoes, which is highly rated in terms of film productions. The critics praise, above all, Gómez’s work, probably because the good work of Martin and Short was assumed, but that of the young woman was regarded with scepticism. But nothing could be further from the truth, as she seems to fit in with absolute ease in this comic duo and also makes a contemporary contribution that is highly valued by critics.