Only Murders in the Building Season 2 : Is There a 2nd Season of Only Murders in the Building?
There is only one Murder in the Building season 2 with a fresh murder to investigate and a new set of characters to thicken the plot — and it will all take place in a matter of weeks. Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building will premiere in June, according to fans who leaked a teaser trailer for the show.
It has been confirmed that Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez will return as the true-crime podcasters that probed the death of Tim Kono. However, their apartment building has become the scene of another homicide, and they are the primary suspects.
Only Murders in the Building managed to put together an odd group of characters, including a retired actor, a failed Broadway director, and a young woman with no direction. It was the mystery surrounding Tim Kono’s death and their shared interest in true crime podcasts that brought them together. Over the course of the first season, they alternated between bickering and bonding as they examined suspects, evidence, and motives for the crimes.
They tracked out Tim’s assailant in the season 1 conclusion of Only Murders in the Building. However, before they could celebrate their achievement, they discovered a dead body. And this time, the facts and motives all point to them as the perpetrators.
Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Release Date
The premiere of Only Murders in the Building season 2 will take place on Tuesday, June 28 on Hulu. On September 14, just a few weeks after the show’s premiere, the streaming service announced that it will be renewed for a second season. The show, according to Hulu, was the most-watched original comedy on release day, as well as the most-watched comedy across all SVOD titles ever available on the platform, according to the company at the time.
“To feel that we’ve connected with our audience and struck the mark sufficiently already to have the opportunity to continue — and to embark on our show’s wild trip of mystery-comedy-empathy — is too wonderful for words,” said co-creator John Hoffman in a statement. So I’ll shut babbling now and just say a heartfelt thank you to everyone, and I can’t wait to see what’s next.”
Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Cast
The cast of Only Murders in the Building season 2 will be led by its three leads: Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage, a semi-retired actor; Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, a struggling Broadway director; and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora, a young woman with design ambitions.
They are likely to be joined by:
- Nathan Lane as Teddy Dimas
- James Caverly as Theo Dimas
- Tina Fey as Cinda Canning, a true-crime podcast host
- Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Detective Williams
- Aaron Dominguez as Oscar, Mabel’s boyfriend, and the super’s son
- Jayne Houdyshell as Bunny, a deceased Arconia board member
- Vanessa Aspillaga as Ursula, the Arconia building manager
- Michael Cyril Creighton as Howard Morris, a building resident
- Jackie Hoffman as Uma Heller, a building resident
- Russell G. Jones as Dr. Grover Stanley, a therapist who lives at the Arconia
- Maulik Pancholy as Arnav, Charles’s next-door neighbor
- Zainab Jah as Ndidi Idoko, a building resident
- Ryan Broussard as Will Putnam, Oliver’s son
- Jane Lynch as Sazz Pataki, Charles’ former stunt double
- Sting as himself, a resident of the Arconia
Unlikely to appear is Amy Ryan as Jan, Charles’ girlfriend and Tim’s murderer (though it’s always possible Charles visits her in prison).
Season 2 is adding several new faces. Cara Delevingne is hopping on board. Plus, Short revealed two more high-profile new cast members.
He told Deadline(opens in new tab), “Before Christmas, [I shot scenes with] Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer. The quality of actors that this show is attracting makes it endlessly fun to go to work.”
Only Murders in the Building Finale Explained and Season 2 Plot
After breaking into Jan’s apartment to investigate their belief that she was Tim Kono’s lover and murdered him in the season 1 finale, Mabel and Oliver decide to break into the building for the first time in season 2. They come across a poison bottle as well as the emerald ring that Tim had been looking for for years (to prove what really happened to Zoe).
Meanwhile, Charles confronts Jan, but he is poisoned and is only able to walk and speak with difficulty. He crawls out to call for assistance in order to prevent Jan from gassing the entire building through the newly opened fireplaces. Mabel and Oliver ultimately track him down, and the three of them proceed to the basement to turn off the gas supply. Jan makes an appearance armed with a gun, but Mabel uses the emerald ring to put her out.
As the trio celebrates upstairs, Mabel leaves to go acquire more champagne for the occasion. Charles and Oliver are presented with a perplexing text. The exact first sequence at the beginning of episode 1 is played out once more: In Mabel’s apartment, the men find her covered in blood and cradling a dead body, which they quickly dispose of. It’s Bunny, the chairman of the Arconia’s board of directors! Despite the fact that she’s been stabbed with one of Mabel’s knitting needles, Mabel is convinced that she did not kill her. They are apprehended and detained by the police. They are led out of the building in handcuffs, much to the surprise of the occupants.
“At the end of Season 1, our triumvirate is on the hot seat,” co-creator John Hoffman said in a statement to Deadline (opens in new tab). In order to understand what happened at the end of the season, they must examine their relationship with Bunny in the days leading up to it. “There’s a lot that went down.”He mentioned that Oliver and Bunny had a falling out because Oliver had failed to pay his building fees, and that Charles was upset about being evicted. Mabel has also been heard expressing dissatisfaction with her.
As Hoffman teased, “there’s a lot there we’ll start peeling back that’s built around what happened at the conclusion of season 1 and heading into season 2,” he said. “It becomes more complicated while also becoming more enjoyable in unexpected ways. It also increases the amount of pressure on them to solve the case.”Additionally, he told Entertainment Weekly(opens in new tab) that one of the questions the writers would investigate is “why was Bunny in Mabel’s apartment at the end of season 1… and was there anyone else in there with her.”