‘Only Murders in the Building’: Meet the Cast of Hulu’s New Series

It’s been a while since former Disney Channel star Selena Gomez appeared in a television series, but she’s returning to the small screen with her role in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building. From the creative minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman, and John Hoffman, the show offers a comical premise that will hook viewers from episode 1. It sees Martin in front of the camera as well, starring alongside Gomez and Martin Short. Who else is in the cast of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building and where do you know the stars from?

What is ‘Only Murders in the Building’ about?

Only Murders in the Building bends genres, putting a comedic spin on the typical mystery/thriller series. The show sees three neighbors living in New York City using their knowledge and love of true crime to solve a homicide in their apartment building.

Naturally, the trio decides to record their progress in a podcast of their own. However, the official synopsis from Hulu suggests doing so will immerse them even further in the mystery — and perhaps put them in the killer’s sights:

“When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.”

Those who love solving puzzles won’t want to miss Hulu’s latest hit, which promises to keep viewers guessing with each new episode. That’s not to mention Only Murders in the Building‘s impressive main cast, all of whom make the ride that much more entertaining.

Who’s in the cast of ‘Only Murders in the Building’?

Mabel (Selena Gomez), Oliver (Martin Short) and Charles (Steve Martin) in 'Only Murders in the Building' Season 1
Mabel (Selena Gomez), Oliver (Martin Short) and Charles (Steve Martin) in ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 1 | Craig Blankenhorn/Hulu

The main cast of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building consists of Selena Gomez as Mabel, Martin Short as Oliver, and Steve Martin as Charles. Mabel, Oliver, and Charles are the three podcasting sleuths the show will follow over its 10-episode run. Although they all share a love of podcasting, they’re otherwise very different people.

Mabel is a twenty-something who appears successful and fashionable, while the older men are struggling artists. Charles used to star in a detective series on TV, and Oliver once served as a theater director on Broadway. The creative wells for both have dried up — and this new podcast could very well fill that hole.

Aaron Dominguez is also listed among the main stars, playing the role of Oscar. According to an interview Gomez did with the Los Angeles Times, Dominguez’s character will share some sort of romance with Mabel.

Other stars IMDb lists in the cast of Only Murders in the Building include:

  • Vanessa Aspillaga as Ursula
  • Ryan Broussard as Will
  • James Caverly as Theo Dimas
  • Michael Cyril Creighton as Howard Morris
  • Jeena Yi as Amy Huang
  • Lylan Carson as Margo
  • Olivia Reis as Zoey Cassidy
  • Esteban Benito as Tavo Mora
  • Russell G. Jones as Dr. Grover Stanley
  • Dana Kreitz as Manda
  • Anthony Ruiz as Jose Torres
  • Sting as Sting
  • Adina Verson as Poppy White
  • Teddy Coluca as Lester
  • Quincy Dunn-Baker as Kev
  • Meredith Holzman as Anita
  • Maximilian Lee Piazza as Young Tim Kono
  • William Ragsdale as Herman Brooks
  • Eric R. Williams as Cashier Doug

It’s unclear what roles these stars will play in the Hulu series. However, it’s safe to assume some of them will prove suspects in the main trio’s case.

Where do you know the main cast of the Hulu series from?

Although Only Murders in the Building boasts an all-star creative team and engrossing premise, its recognizable main cast will surely draw viewers in. Gomez, Martin, and Short have all made names for themselves in Hollywood — even if some of them haven’t been in the spotlight for a while.

Gomez, of course, is known for her childhood role on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, but she’s built a robust music career since then. Only Murders in the Building marks her return to television, a milestone that fans won’t want to miss.

Martin has a long history of acting and creating content, but many will recognize him from modern classics like Cheaper by the Dozen and The Pink Panther. He also guest-hosted and appeared on Saturday Night Live numerous times from 1990 to 2019, flexing the comedic muscles he once used for stand-up performances.

Short boasts a similarly long acting history, appearing on hit shows like Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, and Schmigadoon! Some of his biggest film credits include The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Three Amigos!, and Inherent Vice. He’s also performed on Broadway, starring in shows like The Goodbye Girl and Little Me.

Clearly, the cast of Only Murders in the Building has plenty of experience bringing stories to life on-screen. So, when can viewers catch them in their new Hulu series?

When does ‘Only Murders in the Building’ come out?

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Only Murders in the Building premieres on Hulu on Aug. 31, kicking off a 10-episode run. The streamer will drop the first three episodes of the show on its premiere date, similar to what it did with Nine Perfect Strangers. From there, episodes should drop every Tuesday around 12:01 a.m.