'Only Murders in the Building' season 2 will introduce us to new faces...and a new murder

'Only Murders in the Building' season 2 is about to hit Hulu, and we can't wait to catch up with our favorite trio

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Only Murders in the Building season 2 is here, and there's plenty of chaos awaiting for those who want to venture over to the Arconia.

By now you've grown to love the trio we never knew we needed: Selena Gomez (Mabel), Steve Martin (Charles) and Martin Short (Oliver). The unlikely friendship that blossoms between their characters stems from wanting to know exactly who murdered Tim Kono.

We wouldn't suspect a grisly murder to take place in a swanky Upper West Side apartment building, yet it turns out the condo is filled to the brim with suspicious subjects, and no one knows exactly who to trust. Even once our three musketeers think they've cracked the case on their true crime podcast, it appears there is still plenty more to learn. 

(We won't give away too much if you're still catching up on Only Murders in the Building season 1—we understand that your to-watch lists are just as long as ours.)

When is 'Only Murders in the Building' season 2 coming out?

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You'll be New York City-bound this summer: Only Murders in the Building season 2 episodes will begin streaming on Hulu on Tuesday, June 28. 

Season one ended in fall 2021, and the series stars were quick to return to the set upon its ending. Selena Gomez took to TikTok to post a sneak peek of the first day of production on December 1, 2021. 

"Day one—back with these dads," she jokingly captioned her video. 

(That eye roll was so Mabel!) 

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Where to watch 'Only Murders in the Building'

The comedic murder-mystery, an oxymoron if ever there was one, is available on Hulu. You can sign up for a subscription below. 

What is 'Only Murders in the Building' season 2 about

In the debut season, everyone was curious about Tim Kono's untimely demise. Now, they're curious how cranky board president, Bunny Folger, ended up with knitting needles through her chest...in Mabel's apartment no less. 

Now that Mabel, Oliver and Charles are persons of interest, they've been warned to stop their crime podcast, which of course fails to happen. As they try to piece together clues to unveil Bunny's killer and clear their names, new faces pop up in the building (and beyond), ultimately causing much more grief for the trio. 

The action is quick and the humor is palpable, but don't expect everything to be tied up neatly in a bow at the conclusion of the sophomore season. There will still be plenty of questions.

The show creator John Hoffman did hint that there will be something new to look forward to, and not just in terms of a mystery, but seemingly a new backstory.

"It’s got some secrets for sure and that’s another area we’re interested in exploring," Hoffman revealed to Deadline (opens in new tab). "Also, what does it mean for the real-world purposes of what’s happening with our built-in real estate terms as far as the value and who wants to live here and who doesn’t anymore? It all gets very complicated at the Arconia. You’ll learn more about its history in season 2."

We can't wait to see what turmoil awaits our wannabe sleuths next!

Only Murders In The Building -- 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. Mabel (Selena Gomez), shown

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'Only Murders in the Building' cast for season 2:

It looks like the Arconia is about to get a few new residents. 

News broke that model-actress Cara Delevingne, and a close friend of Gomez in real life, will be joining the cast as a series regular, who plays Mabel's love interest. However it's not entirely clear if she's someone who could be trusted. 

"For Mabel’s case we touched on her desire to be an artist last year, that opening her world with a facilitator like Alice who feels aspirational to her, so that was the first beginning to Alice and how she would open up Mabel’s world," showrunner John Hoffman told Metro (opens in new tab).

only murders in the building cara Delevingne as alice

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Who will be joining Delevigne? Martin Short spilled the beans!

While discussing the production of season two, the actor casually mentioned that two of our favorite funny ladies were on set. 

"Before Christmas, [I shot scenes with] Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer,” he told Deadline (opens in new tab). "The quality of actor that this show is attracting makes it endlessly fun to go to work." (Amy Schumer's Life & Beth is also on the streaming service.)

Cameos in the star-studded first season included Sting, Tina Fey, Nathan Lane and more.

'Only Murders in the Building' season 2 trailer:

Looks like things are going to be busy on the Upper West Side. We can't wait to see you there this summer, but do be warned: you'll have to watch your back! By the way, here's what you need to know about Only Murders in the Building season 3

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