When is 'Only Murders in the Building' season 2 coming out? Get the scoop on the show's next chapter

From new cast members to first looks, here's everything you need to know about 'Only Murders in the Building' season 2

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When is Only Murders in the Building season 2 coming out? Ever since utter mayhem unfolded at the Arconia—and our favorite true-crime podcast hosts landed in a mess of trouble—we've had more questions than answers. 

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 in a swanky Upper West Side apartment building, yet it turns out the fancy 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, 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.)

'Only Murders in the Building' season 2 release date

Season one ended in fall 2021, but it looks like the stars are already underway with production on season two! 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!) 

Although it's a confirmation that season 2 is coming, an official release date has yet to be confirmed.


Day one -back with these dads

♬ original sound - Selena Gomez

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. 

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

It looks like the Arconia is about to get a new resident. News broke on December 1 that model-actress Cara Delevingne will be joining the cast as a series regular. She will take on the role of Alice, an artist who becomes involved in the condo's murder mysteries, according to Deadline

Cara Delevingne at the 2020 American Music Awards

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Who will be joining Delevigne? Martin Short has 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. "The quality of actor that this show is attracting makes it endlessly fun to go to work."

Although not much more has been said about their involvement in the Arconia shenanigans, we can't wait to see how they fit in with the UWS community. 

What will 'Only Murders in the Building' season 2 be about?


The show's frontrunners are pretty tight-lipped about the forthcoming adventure, but considering we left on a cliffhanger in the debut season, we'll assume that we're trying to set our sights on a new killer who murdered Bunny, who was found dead in Mabel's apartment. (As you might've suspected, that doesn't look too good for Mabel.) 

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.

Upper West Side neighbors Charles, Oliver & Mabel bond over a shared love of true crime. When a fellow resident dies in their building, the trio determine to solve the mystery and record an accompanying podcast. Mabel (Selena Gomez), Oliver (Martin Short) and Charles (Steve Martin), shown.

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"It’s got some secrets for sure and that’s another area we’re interested in exploring," Hoffman revealed to Deadline. "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' SAG awards

It seems we can't resist this, for lack of a better word, delightful murder mystery. Only Murders in the Building earned two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and the event will take place in late February.

Both Short and Martin were individually nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Sounds like there will be some competition amongst the lifelong buddies, but either way, it'd be a win for the Arconia!

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.