Hulu’s most popular comedy thriller series, Only Murders in the Building will be back with a season 2 on June 28. Before we get ready to meet Charles, Oliver and Mabel once again, I thought it would be a good idea to have a quick recap of season 1.
This will also help us speculate more about season 2 and what to expect from it. The trailer has already given us a glimpse, and it definitely does not look any less exciting that I expected.
Here’s everything we know as of now about Only Murders in the Building season 2 and all that you can expect to see at the Arconia this season.
1. Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Release Date and Episode Count
Only Murders in the Building season 2 will be streaming on Hulu on June 28, 2022. The first season was an instant hit with viewers and became Hulu’s most watched series in 2021. Season 2 will see the return of the trio in the Arconia with their podcast.
The crew started shooting back in December 2021. There was quite a bit of speculation about the release date. Selena Gomez, who plays Mabel in the series, finally confirmed on social media that the series will return for a season 2 on June 28.
The first season of Only Murders in the Building had 10 episodes. If we go by this count, season 2 will most likely also have 10 episodes. The first two episodes will release on June 28, after which Hulu will release one episode each week.
The season finale is scheduled to premiere on August 23. The title of season 2 episode 1 is “Persons of Interest”.
2. Which Cast Members Are Returning for Only Murders in the Building Season 2?
Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, who play Charles, Oliver and Mabel respectively will be returning for season 2. The trio won our hearts last season and with that cliff-hanger of an ending, we obviously had to bring them back.
Apart from the trio, Jane Houdyshell will also be returning as Bunny, albeit in flashback form. Jackie Hoffman’s Uma and Michael Cyril Creighton’s Howard will also be returning for season 2.
Other cast members who will be returning in season 2 include Tina Fey as Cinda Canning, Nathan Lane as Teddy Dimas and Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Detective Williams.
Amy Ryan is also expected to return as Jan, which is exciting, considering how things ended for her in season 1.
3. Only Murders in the Building Season 2 New Cast Members
Apart from returning members, there are quite a few new additions to the cast of Only Murders in the Building for this season.
Cara Delevigne will be joining the cast as Alice, an art gallery owner and Mabel’s love interest. Amy Schumer will also be joining the cast playing a fictionalized version of herself. Schumer’s character wants the trio to promptly clear their names so she can adapt their podcast into a film and cast herself as a feminist antihero aka Jan, the season 1’s murderer.
Shirley MacLaine will be starring as Bunny’s mother. Michael Rapaport will be playing Detective Kreps. Zoe Coletti and Andrea Martin are other members joining the cast, as revealed by Steve Martin on social media.
4. Only Murders in the Building Trailer
Hulu released a trailer of Only Murders in the Building season 2 and it has sparked a lot of interest among fans of the series. In the trailer, we see the trio on a mission once again to find out who is framing them for Bunny’s murder and who is the actual murderer.
Earlier, on May 17, Hulu had also released a short teaser of season 2, which teased new characters and plotlines, including the return of Jan.
5. A Recap of Only Murders in the Building Season 1
Season 1 of the comedy-thriller series introduced us to three unlikely neighbors, who live in the same building, the Arconia in New York City. Charles, Oliver and Mabel come together, owing to their love for true crime.
The trio together embark on an adventure to solve the mystery behind the murder of Tim Kono, who was revealed to be dead in the beginning of the series. The trio also runs a podcast simultaneously, updating listeners about their progress in solving the murder mystery.
Season 1 ended with a massive cliff-hanger. After the trio successfully catches the killer of Tim Kono aka Jan, they end up getting framed for the murder of another resident, and the President of the Arconia, Bunny.
Bunny is revealed to be dead at the end of season 1, and the trio is arrested as prime suspects. This is the foundation on which the plot of season 2 would be built.
6. Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Speculation
Season 2 will surely focus on the trio clearing their name, considering they are now the prime suspects of Bunny’s murder. Oliver was almost at the verge of being thrown out of the Arconia for not paying his rent, so that could easily be framed as a motive.
We will see Charles, Oliver and Mabel embark on yet another mystery and this time it will be to track down the real killer of Bunny. In the way, they might discover even bigger secrets about the Arconia.
Apart from the main plot of the murder mystery, the series will also focus on the personal lives of Charles, Oliver and Mabel.
Mabel will find a new love interest in Alice this season. For Charles, things ended on a hopeful note last season when he reconnected with a long-lost friend, Lucy. There may be further build up on that. Oliver also has issues with his son that could play a role in season 2.
Cinda Canning will also have an important part to play in season 2, considering how she wanted the trio to be centre of her true crime podcast. So, there will be mystery, drama and unveiling of many new secrets in the Arconia this season.
We’re counting days to June 28, and we’ll all know!
7. About Only Murders in the Building
Only Murders in the Building is an American crime-comedy television series created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman. Season 1 of the series premiered in August 2021, and season 2 was released on 28th June 2022.
The series follows Charles, Oliver, and Mabel, a trio of true-crime-obsessed strangers and wannabe investigators who are brought together when they are framed for a murder that takes place in their building.
The series stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as the main cast. The Hulu original has been renewed for Season 3.