Everything we know so far

In 2021, Hulu released the exciting new mystery comedy series Only murders in the building featuring Steve Martin, Martin runsand Selena Gomez as residents of a posh New York apartment complex called Arconia who all love the same true-crime podcast and decide to create their own to investigate the mysterious death of another tenant.

The show received a lot of critical acclaim when it was first released in August of that year, so Hulu unsurprisingly renewed for a second season the following month. We’ve created a comprehensive yet easy-to-read guide that will answer any questions you may have about Only murders in the building Season 2, including its premiere date, who is joining the cast, and whether we should expect a third season.


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The thirty-second teaser of Only murders in the building Season 2 premiered during the 2022 Oscars broadcast on March 27, teasing all the hilarious hijinks and shocking twists to come. Another trailer was released on May 17. This trailer is sixty-seven seconds long and features funnier moments without revealing too much of the plot, like when Martin Short’s Oliver freaks out and throws a bloody knife at the ceiling.

When will Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building be released?

The first two episodes of Only murders in the building Season 2 will premiere on Hulu on June 28, 2022. After that, a new episode will air every Tuesday until August 23, when the season finale airs.

How many episodes are there in Only Murders in the Building Season 2?

Just like the first season, Only murders in the building Season 2 has ten episodes in total.

Who else is in the cast of Only Murders in the Building Season 2?

In addition to the three main protagonists, several actors from the first season of Only murders in the building should return for season 2, including Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Cyril Creighton, Tina Feyand Da’Vine Joy Randolph. Jayne Houdyshell will also reprise his role as villainous building manager Bunny in “poignant glimpses into Bunny’s life before his death” according to a Vanity Fair First look.

Additionally, this new season will feature several high-profile additions to the cast such as Amy Schumer, Cara Delevigné, Shirley McLaineand Michael Rapaport. Steve Martin also revealed via Twitter that both My Fat Greek Wedding star Andrea Martin and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark actress Zoe Colletti will join the cast in currently undisclosed roles.

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Who are the new characters in Only Murders in the Building Season 2?

Although all of the new characters in Only murders in the building Season 2 has been revealed, here are brief summaries of all the new characters whose roles have been announced:

Amy Schumer plays a fictionalized version of herself who sublets the penthouse that Sting had in the first season. According vanity loungethe selfish Schumer wants the trio of podcasters to clear her names so she can adapt their show into a movie starring herself as a feminist antihero version of Season 1 murderer Jan (Amy Ryan).

Cara Delevigne embodies a gallery owner named Alice who will become a love interest for Selena Gomez’s Mabel. Shirley MacLaine plays Bunny’s grieving mother, whose name has not yet been revealed. Other details surrounding his character are also sparse. Michael Rapaport plays a detective in this new murder case named Detective Kreps. Not much else is known about the role, but it’s confirmed to be recurring, so hopefully Kreps will appear in more than one episode this season.

When was Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building filmed?

Only murders in the building Season 2 has started production on December 1, 2021, according to a Twitter post by Steve Martin. There is no official source or social media source to confirm when filming for Season 2 was completed, but it was likely before March 25, when the season premiere date was officially revealed.

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What is Only Murders in the Building Season 2 about?

John Hoffmanwho co-created Only murders in the building with Steve Martin, confirmed that this new season will explore the history and architecture of the Arconia. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Hoffman explained that he and the other writers on the show have always been interested in “this understanding of place and time and history, and how lives are lived in places like that – from community way, in an apartment building – with secrets and the great mysteries within them.

Hoffman also hinted that the story might go to new locations outside of the Arconia in the second season. Season 2 will also introduce Martin’s father Charles-Haden Savage through flashbacks, which are somehow tied to the history of Arconia. Hoffman said these flashbacks are all part of a series’ mission to “know each of these people’s stories with the building…the secrets that unfold. There are unknowns that take you emotionally by surprise.”

Additionally, Hulu has revealed the official plot synopsis for Only murders in the building Season 2 if you want to know more:

After the shocking death of Arconia board chairman Bunny Fogler, Charles, Oliver and Mabel race to unmask his killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue – the trio are publicly implicated in Bunny’s homicide, they are now the subject of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a group of New York neighbors who all think they have committed murder.

Will there be a single murder in season 3 of Building?

On March 30, 2022, Selena Gomez shared a TikTok video where she, Steve Martin and Martin Short toast to Only murders in the building Season 2. “To a great season 2,” exclaim Gomez and Short before Martin exclaims, “To a great season 3!” Gomez then responds, “No, well. Alright, well, hopefully,” to which Martin adds in between, “Well, next year.”

Although season 3 hasn’t been officially announced at the time of this writing, Gomez’s funny little TikTok video hints that there will indeed be more murders in the building after season 2.


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