Only Murders in the Building Season 2: Cast, plot, release date, trailer
- 'Only Murders in the Building' returns for Season 2
- The show stars Selena Gomez as Mabel
- The new season has Amy Schumer playing herself
'Only Murders in the Building', the Hulu series, has enjoyed success in the first season, and the story continues in the next instalment after the first outing left viewers with a cliffhanger.
Season 2 of the show will once again see the adventures continue at Arconia, with some familiar faces returning, along with fresh additions to give the mystery-comedy a new edge.
The trailer for the upcoming season has arrived, and here's all you need to know about what to expect from 'Only Murders in the Building' Season 2.
Only Murders in the Building Season 2 release date
'Only Murders in the Building' Season 2 is slated to be released on June 28.
Hulu officially announced the release date via a video, and the upcoming season will have 10 episodes.
Only Murders in the Building Season 2 plot
The first season ends in a cliffhanger, as we see Selena Gomez's character leaning over the dead body of the Arconia board president, Bunny Folger.
The official synopsis for Season 2 reads: Following the shocking death of Arconia Board President Bunny Folger, Charles, Oliver & Mabel race to unmask her killer. However, three (unfortunate) complications ensue—the trio is publicly implicated in Bunny's homicide, they are now the subjects of a competing podcast, and they have to deal with a bunch of New York neighbours who all think they committed murder.
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Show co-creator John Hoffman spoke to Deadline about the upcoming season, saying "Our trio is in the hot seat at the end of season 1. They have to reckon with their relationship with Bunny in the days prior to what happens at the end of the season and there’s a lot that went down."
Vanity Fair, meanwhile, has described Season 2 as being quite meta. The publication noted that the central characters have to grapple with making their podcast a success while being entangled in a murder investigation. Hoffman spoke to VF, saying "Do you try and exonerate yourself, or do you take advantage of this weird New York-famous moment that happens, where you’re on the front pages?"
The publication also noted that the upcoming season would include a deeper dive into characters. "Bunny’s death unlocks new secrets of the Arconia, both in its literal design and in its fascinating history, which connects to Charles’s childhood", as per VF.
Only Murders in the Building Season 2 cast
Steven Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez are all reprising their roles as Charles, Oliver, and Mabel respectively.
Cara Delevingne, of 'Suicide Squad' fame has been cast as a season regular in the upcoming instalment and will play Alice, Mabel's love interest. Variety describes the character as "a sophisticated art world insider who becomes enmeshed in the mystery" and "puts Mabel in touch with a side of herself she’s been somewhat neglecting since the show began".
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Andrea Martin, known for 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', and 'Annie' actor Zoe Colletti have joined the cast as well, in as-yet-unknown roles.
Amy Schumer plays herself in Season 2, with VF reporting her "self-obsessed character expresses interest in adapting the Only Murders podcast for the screen—she wants to star in a feminist antihero version told from the perspective of Jan".
Shirley MacLaine joins as Bunny's grieving mother. Jayne Houdyshell's Bunny will appear in flashbacks, and the new season will also see other Arconia residents Uma and Howard, played by Jackie Hoffman and Michael Cyril Creighton, respectively.
Only Murders in the Building Season 2 trailer
The trailer shows the trio competing with a rival podcast, dealing with being suspects in a murder investigation, and ensuring their podcast remains a success. To clear their names, they decide to find out who committed the murder. However, as the Hulu trailer shows, evidence shows up at their apartments, suggesting that the three are to blame.