Only Murders in the Building Season 2: Release date, teaser, cast, plot and more

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Fans are in for a surprise with a mystery post revealing the release dates, followed by a teaser for Only Murders in the Building Season 2.

The murder mystery genres are among the most popular ones, but it is more challenging to make a good series that keeps the audience engaged from the very start to the finish. Only Murders in the Building is just the perfect blend of comedy and mystery, making the show enjoyable to watch until the end, and it’s binge-worthy.

The series stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as the magical trio of true-crime fascinated strangers who become entangled in a murder mystery. The performance by each one of them adds such a feel-good relationship between the characters and enhances their dynamic with each episode.

The plot is serious when it needs to be and funny when it needs to lighten the situation. It strikes the perfect balance of both elements, which makes it such a great show. 

Steve Martin (Charles Haden-Savage), Selena Gomez (Mabel Mora), and Martin Short (Oliver Putnam) play neighbors in a New York apartment complex named, Arconia. One night they meet each other and realize that the three of them have a  common interest in listening to murder mystery podcasts. 

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Eventually, as faith takes its course, they become involved in solving murder cases after discovering a love for true-crime podcasts. The first season ended with the trio planning a party to commemorate the successful investigation of Tim Kono’s murder and Charles’ getaway from one musical seductress responsible for the chaos in the building.

Another murder quickly shattered the happy ending, and viewers were left in anticipation with a massive cliffhanger as to what would happen next. This left people asking for Only Murders in the Building Season 2.

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Release Date

The fans worldwide won’t have to wait any longer for the confirmation of a Season 2 as they were treated with the release dates as a puzzle to solve, which has a clue to the potential release date of the upcoming season.

On March 24, a cryptic social media post had many people wondering if the new season would be released sooner rather than later. An unexplained image of Arconia’s elevator call buttons was published across various social media handles of the series. 

The most perplexing aspect is that the numbers 2, 6, and 8 appear to have been pressed down, while the other buttons stay unlit. The most apparent belief seems to be that the numbers represent the release date of season 2, with some theorizing that the new series will premiere on June 28 or August 26. 

Fans were quick to solve the post and flooded the official page for possible answers. Later, Hulu took on its official page along with the stars who came by to officially announce that Only Murders in the Building Season 2 will stream this summer with a premiere date of June 28, 2022.

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Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Teaser

Not only that, after a few days of wait, Hulu released a new teaser for the second season. It shows what awaits the residents of Arconia and what will happen to the murder-solving trio after the final episode of season one.

The teaser also glimpsed at new faces making their way into the show; Amy Schumer and Cara Delevingne will spice up this season and bring some new light to the trio’s recent investigation spree.

As per last year’s reports the series co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman said:

“Everyone in our amazing ‘Building’ worked with such love and expertise through extraordinary times – and with incredible support from Disney, Hulu, and 20th TV – to create a first season that might live up to our legendary cast, our beloved New York City, and to make a show about connection.

“To feel we’ve connected with our audience and hit the mark enough already to have the chance to continue – and to carry on our show’s wild ride of mystery-comedy-empathy – is too exciting for words. So I’ll shut up now – and just say a huge thanks to all and I can’t wait for more!”

The series was conceived by Steve Martin, the star, and John Hoffman, who worked previously on Grace & Frankie and Looking. Martin and Hoffman and fellow series stars Martin Short and Selena Gomez serve as executive producers on the show.

The official synopsis:

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 neighbors who all think they committed murder. 

Where can you stream Only Murders in the Building?

Currently, the series is available to stream on Hulu and Disney+.

Which cast members are returning? 

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  • The central trio — Steve Martin (Charles), Martin Short (Oliver), and Selena Gomez (Mabel) — are coming back more vital than ever.
  • Recurring guest star Nathan Lane (Teddy Dimas) is also confirmed to return in Only Murders in the Building Season 2.

Who are the new cast members? 

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  • Cara Delevigne (Alice) has been cast as a regular in the series. It is said that she’ll play Alice, a sophisticated art world insider who gets caught up in the podcasters’ latest murder mystery.
  • Amy Schumer will guest star during the season as a version of herself.
  • Zoe Colletti and Andrea Martin will also appear but are roles are yet to be revealed. 
  • Detective Kreps, who is involved in the new murder case, will be played by Michael Rapaport.