Saturday, April 13, 2024

Exclusive: Nathan Lane Will Likely Return to “Only Murders in the Building” for Season 4


One of the highlights of the first two seasons of “Only Murders in the Building” was Nathan Lane.

The Tony and Emmy Award winner has been hilariously devious as Teddy Dimas, deli magnate. Teddy and his deaf son, Theo (James Caverly), were among the stars of the Arconia apartment house.

But Teddy wasn’t mentioned in Season 3 and didn’t appear, much to everyone’s chagrin. Lane was busy on Broadway with “Pictures from Home,” and shooting season 2 of HBO’s “The Gilded Age.”

I am told, however, reliably, that Lane/Teddy will be back for Season 4. He’s an excellent antagonist for Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. Short’s Oliver is particularly put out by him.

This is good news because it would be best for “Only Murders” to get back to the building in the title after a season in a Broadway theater. The next obvious plot (to me, anyway) is for a movie or TV show to be shot in the building based on the podcast, and a murder or two are committed. You never know!

Also, PS, time for Jan (Amy Ryan) to get out of jail!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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