Spoilers ahead! As fans sat down to watch Hulu’s first three episodes Only the murders in the building – which premiered on August 31, 2021 – many were surprised to see several famous faces appear for a flashing cameo and you missed it.
The show, which features Steve martin, Martin runs and Selena Gomez, has already seen several big names go by for a scene or two. Perhaps the biggest celebrity yet to come for an episode? Legendary recording artist Prick made a cameo appearance as himself during the third episode, titled “How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?” “
Not only did Sting perform opposite the main characters in one scene, he also sang a chilling take on “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” in another.
One fan noted his particular shock during the reveal via Twitter at the time, writing: “I was already on board for only murders in the building because I think Selena Gomez is so cool but the fact that sting is there too ??? amazing. only 3 episodes came out so far and I’m addicted.
It wasn’t just fans who were surprised to see the “Every Breath You Take” crooner’s participation on the show, but the show’s creative team themselves were also shocked. The musician has long been friends with Martin, which made the cameo invitation easy to request, as the Cheaper by the dozen star rated at Collider in August 2021.
“We were a little stunned by how quickly the yes came, and suddenly I was on a Zoom with him,” creator John hoffmann Recount Weekly entertainment at the time. “And he was, of course, in a French castle in the midst of a pandemic. We couldn’t stop looking at his shelves. It was like, “How old are these shelves behind you?” It was the most beautiful and fitting setting for Zooming in with Sting.
Hoffman also explained Sting’s willingness to dive into the material while filming.
“He ran with everything we asked him to do – he was completely in it,” Hoffman recalled at the point of sale. “And beyond that, he came to the set so prepared. It was written that he had to express dislike of dogs, but he went further. In the joke about when Marty [Short] says, “Do you have a dog? And then Sting nods and says, ‘I have a dog. I don’t like it either. He threw it in, in a first take. Marty and I were talking right after the first take, “Oh my God, he’s hysterical! He just dived. He didn’t surprise us all because he’s brilliant. But I think the meaning of the game was clear from the moment he entered the set. “
Show producer Dan Fogelman also sprang from the role of Sting via Twitter, writing, “Well, that’s pretty cool (and Sting is really so funny here – wait!).”
Sting isn’t the only celebrity to have appeared in this first series. One Twitter fan was especially happy to see Tina Fey pop up for a brief role.
“I’m currently watching ‘Only Murders in the Building’ just for the cameos of Tina Fey,” the social media user tweeted this August.
The ten-episode show follows an unlikely trio (Martin, Short and Gomez) who live in the same New York apartment building called the Arconia, as they team up to solve a gruesome murder in the building and launch an accompanying podcast about it. As each episode chronicles a different fictional podcast episode, fans get one step closer to uncovering the mystery of the “thriller”.
Keep scrolling to find out which stars have joined the Hulu series for a limited arc: