Only Murders in the Building: How Season 3 sets up Season 4

Chris Tilly
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Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building has now solved its case, with the finale setting up Season 4. Here’s what happened…

Only Murders in the Building has been a smash hit for Hulu and Disney. The cozy comedy stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as three mismatched podcasters who solve murders committed in the New York apartment block where they live.

Season 2 ended with one case ending, and another beginning, with Season 3 revolving around the murder of actor Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd). That series has now ended with Glenroy’s murder solved, followed by another kill occurring.

So read on to find out who lost their life, and how that sets up the Season 4 storyline. Warning – spoilers ahead!

Only Murders in the Building: How Season 3 sets up Season 4

Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building ends with the case wrapped, and characters celebrating the successful opening night of Oliver Putnam’s (Short) play.

During those celebrations, Sazz Pataki (Jane Lynch) shows up, Charles-Haden Savage’s (Martin) former stunt-double, and sometime love rival. Dressed like Charles – as ever – she enters with a box of beer, and makes a joke about copying all of the characters’ keys.

Sazz tells Charles she has something sensitive she wants to discuss. Who in turn, states that he’s popping to his apartment to pick up an amazing bottle of Argentinian Malbec. Charles enters his kitchen in the dark – meaning we only see his silhouette – and immediately gets shot in the chest, via a bullet that enters through his window.

The camera then pans over the body to reveal that the victim isn’t Charles, but rather Sazz, who lies dying on the floor. Pataki touches her hand to the blood seeping from her wound and appears to start writing something in that blood on the floor. Then the credits roll, meaning someone seemingly wants Charles dead. All being well, Season 4 will concern Sazz Pataki’s murder in the building.

Will there be an Only Murders Season 4?

Based on the success of the first three seasons, a fourth series of Only Murders in the Building seems likely. And co-creator John Hoffman is certainly keen to continue the show.

When asked how many seasons he wants, Hoffman told ScreenRant: “As many as they’ll have us for! I really mean it. This is one of those shows [where] everyone involved in it is so happy doing it – and I know I speak for the trio and everyone else. When you have lightning in a bottle in this way, and then there’s this magnetizing force of incredible talent who say, ‘Wow, that looks like fun. I would love to be a part of that.’ I hope it gives it a good long life.”

Only Murders in the Building is currently available to stream on Hulu in the US, and Disney+ in the UK. You can read more about the series here.

About The Author

Chris Tilly is the TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Newspaper Journalism, and over the last 20 years, he's worked for the likes of Time Out, IGN, and Fandom. Chris loves Star Wars, Marvel, DC, sci-fi, and especially horror, while he knows maybe too much about Alan Partridge. You can email him here: