Meryl Streep has joined the cast of Hulu’s hit show Only Murders in the Building. The three-time Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actor will appear in Season three of the murder mystery/podcast satire series.
Selena Gomez, who stars in the show along with Steve Martin and Martin Short, shared the news via an Instagram post on Tuesday. “Could this honestly get any better?” Gomez said while revealing Streep is joining the cast. It is still unclear whether Streep will appear as a one-time guest or as a recurring character is still under wraps.
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Paul Rudd, who made a cameo as Broadway star Ben Glenroy in the second season’s finale, will also join for the upcoming season.
Only Murders in the Building follows Charles-Haden Savage played by Steve Martin, Oliver Putnam (Martin Short), and Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez), neighbors at an Upper West Side building called the Arconia, who share a bond over a love of true crime podcasts and end up starting their own as mysterious murders happen around them.
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Post-first season, the comedy-drama series received 17 Emmy nominations and won three – Outstanding Production Design, Outstanding Sound Mixing, and Best Comedy Guest Actor for Nathan Lane, his first Emmy.
Streep is best known for her work in movies such as Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia, and more. In television, her significant credits include the 1978 miniseries Holocaust, Angel’s in America, and Season two of HBO’s Big Little Lies. She has won three Emmys, three Oscars, and three Golden Globes.
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In the Season two finale, Glenroy dies onstage while performing in a Broadway play opposite Charles and directed by Oliver. Season three will pick up as Charles, Oliver, and Mabel work to figure out who killed Ben Glenroy (Paul Rudd).
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Steve Martin and John Hoffman co-created Only Murders in the Building. Martin, Hoffman, Short, and Gomez executive produce alongside Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal. The studio is 20th Television.