Another Arconia Killing Is Coming — 'Only Murders in the Building' Season 2 Is Headed to Hulu
Amateur-sleuths-turned-podcast hosts Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez), Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin), and Oliver Putnam (Martin Short) unveiled who killed Tim Kono (Julian Cihi) in Season 1 of Only Murders in the Building, and the trio will have another mystery to unravel at the Arconia come Season 2.
The series' first episode, titled "True Crime," which debuted on the streamer in late August 2021, became the most-watched Hulu Original comedy premiere ever. Since then, fans and critics alike have largely praised Only Murders in the Building. With a perfect Rotten Tomatoes score of 100 percent and an audience score of 93 percent, it's clear that nearly everyone is ready for its sophomore season.
Keep reading to find out everything we know thus far about Season 2.
When's the release date for 'Only Murders in the Building' Season 2?
The 10-episode Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building is set to premiere on June 28, 2022.
The Season 1 plot focuses on the aforementioned podcasting trio of Mabel, Charles, and Oliver, who all reside at the Arconia on the Upper West Side in New York City. They decide to investigate the mysterious shooting death of Tim Kono, and they determine that his killer lives in their building.
In addition to the star-studded main cast, Only Murders in the Building includes Amy Ryan (Lost Girls), Nathan Lane (The Birdcage), Tina Fey (30 Rock), and Sting (Dune) in supporting roles. The series was created by Steve Martin (The Jerk), Dan Fogelman, and John Hoffman.
In Season 2, the three amateur detectives have to prove their innocence after being framed for Arconia Board President Bunny Folger’s murder. "Evidence keeps showing up in our apartments," Selena Gomez's Mabel says in the Season 2 trailer.
"Someone is toying with us. If it was simply about getting us caught, the police would be banging down that door," Martin Short's Oliver suggests, clearly rattled by the situation.
"Only Murders in the Building reflects the kind of creative excellence that is the hallmark of Hulu Originals," Craig Erwich, the president of ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals said in a late 2021 statement, per Deadline.
"Steve, John and Dan have created a uniquely captivating and entertaining series. The audience's response to the delightful blend of mystery, humor and emotion in the show has been overwhelming and we can't wait to follow this unlikely trio on their next adventure."
There's something warm and campy about the chemistry between the characters, as well as the actors themselves, which adds to the charm of Only Murders in the Building.
Hilariously, Martin Short (The Father of the Bride) told Extra that each Season 2 episode "is kind of like Steve [Martin] at the urinal, it streams for 35 minutes."
Season 2 has already stirred quite the response on social media, as Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Shirley MacLaine (Steel Magnolias), and Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) will all guest star in the upcoming season.
And while Selena didn't want to give anything away when asked about Cara Delevingne's role in the show, it's been implied that she will be playing Mabel's love interest.
"I think the whole point of us being here is to get people excited about the next season without giving too much away," she told the Extra reporter with a smirk. According to The Hollywood Reporter, we do know that Cara's character is named Alice, and she's an "art world insider."
Steve Martin also told Extra that viewers can expect "lots of twists and turns" in the second installment. The anticipating is killing us.
Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building premieres Tuesday, June 28, 2022, on Hulu.