Only Murders in the Building, the Hulu drama-comedy starring Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin, debuted as the most watched comedy series on the streaming platform during its 2021 premiere, and it shows no signs of stopping. Weeks after season 2 began streaming on the digital platform on June 28, Deadline reported that Hulu has ordered another season of chaos, mystery, and yes, apparently more murders in the building.
Here’s everything we know so far about Only Murders in the Building season 3.
Gomez, Short, and Martin are all back. The true-crime-obsessed trio will reprise their roles as Arconia tenants Charles-Haden Savage (Martin), Mabel Mora (Gomez), and Oliver Putnam (Short). No word yet on whether season two stars Cara Delevingne (who shared a kiss onscreen with Gomez) or Nathan Lane will be returning.
There’s another murder in the Arconia. (Season two spoiler ahead!) The finale of the second season ends in yet another cliffhanger, as Ben (Paul Rudd) appears to die while performing in a play opposite Charles.
Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep are joining the cast. Speaking of Paul Rudd…the actor who plays Ben in the finale of season two is also filming season three.
On January 17, Gomez shared a short video of the OMITB season three cast, which includes a surprise appearance from the one and only Meryl Streep.
Martin also shared a photo of the cast to Instagram. In the shot, Streep wears her hair in loose braids.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams is also joining the show.
There’s no signs of stopping. “Only Murders in the Building is the true crown jewel of our slate,” Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich said in a press release announcing the third season. “Its appeal across generations, the intersection of humor and heart, and its truly original approach are a hallmark of and testament to Dan, John, Steve, Marty, and Selena’s work. We are grateful to be able to continue telling the stories of Charles, Oliver and Mabel to viewers that have consistently shown us they crave more of this story.”
During the press tour for the show, Martin joked to Variety that they want to continue the show until they’re old and gray: “Until I’m in a walker, that’s how long I’d like to do it.” Based on the looks of it, it doesn’t seem that season three will be the show’s last.