The full title Only Murders in the Building was created by co-creator and star Steve Martin

The full title of Only Murders in the Building was created by co-creator and star Steve Martin: ‘I feel this should be the title’










Steve Martin returns to the small screen for the first time in years with Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, and he’s also responsible for the unique title.

Martin, 76, stars alongside longtime collaborator Martin Short and Selena Gomez in the new series, which debuts Tuesday on Hulu.

The comedian also co-created the series with showrunner John Hoffman, who revealed in an interview with the cover that the title was all Martin’s idea.

Title: Steve Martin returns to the small screen for the first time in years with Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, and he’s also responsible for the unique title

“That choice was stuck in Steve Martin’s head from the start,” Hoffman revealed.

“He presented it to me and said, ‘I feel like this has to be the title. I don’t know why, (but) this has to be the title,” Hoffman added.

Hoffman added that Martin had “very few insistent things when he first presented this idea,” but one of them was the title.

Title choice:

Title choice: “That choice was stuck in Steve Martin’s head from the start,” Hoffman revealed

“It was a very clean idea where we all jumped up and down. But one of them was that the title would be this one,” Hoffman added.

He added that the other “urgent” idea Martin had was “that we answer who did it for the running season crime.”

His comment about the “running season’s crime” could indicate that they are making the program like an anthology series, with a new crime and a new cast each season.

Clean idea: 'It was a very clean idea that we all jumped up and down from.  But one of them was that the title would be this one,

Clean idea: ‘It was a very clean idea that we all jumped up and down from. But one of them was that the title would be this one,” Hoffman added

As for the title, Hoffman thinks: ‘It’s actually interesting to put the word Murder in a title. That way it’s a bit of a concern.’

“I hope the way we found it to integrate it — and integrate the podcast idea into it — has become charming in its own way,” Hoffman continued.

The showrunner added that Martin thinks the title “raises your ears” because it’s not a title you expect to hear.

Interesting: As for the title, Hoffman thinks,

Interesting: As for the title, Hoffman thinks, “It’s actually interesting to put the word Murder in a title. In that way it is of some concern’

‘You think, wait a minute, ‘What is that?’ You have to ask again when you hear the title. And he likes that, I like that,” Hoffman said.

Only Murders in the Building follows three neighbors in a New York City apartment building who are all true crime buffs.

Their amateur detective skills are tested when a real murder takes place in their building and they try to solve the case themselves.

Neighbors: Only Murders in the Building follows three neighbors in a New York City apartment building who are all true crime buffs

Neighbors: Only Murders in the Building follows three neighbors in a New York City apartment building who are all true crime buffs

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