“Do I want to break into a dead man’s apartment and go through all his shit? It feels like an afternoon,” says Selena Gomez (Mabel Mora) when neighbors Steve Martin (Charles) and Martin Short (Oliver) come knocking on the door in the new Only the murders in the building trailer. A comedy and murder mystery all in one, the Hulu series follows the lives of three real crime-obsessed strangers who find themselves embroiled in a real-life murder case after a gruesome death at their Upper West apartment complex. Side.
Determined to document the case, the three create a podcast and work to unravel the dark secrets of their apartment building, where a killer may be hiding around the corner. “Sometimes it’s easier to find out someone else’s secret than to deal with yours,” Short’s character says in a voiceover as he retrieves a letter from his front door that says: “Stop the podcast or I’ll end you.”
Along with taking intense style notes on Gomez’s vibrant ’70s-inspired looks, we’re already noting clues to help solve the mystery that looms. “Everyone’s a suspect,” Gomez wrote in the trailer on Twitter. Martin also took to Twitter to promote the trailer, joking: “This is more than a 30-second trailer for Only the murders in the building. This is the entire episode (we lost a lot in the edit). “At 30 seconds the trailer doesn’t even give out enough to win a game of Clue, but we’ll be diligently gathering any evidence we can find as we look forward to the series premiere on the 31st. August.