Con premiere date of its second season, set for June 28, 2022the Hulu original series, Only Murders in the Building reveals the first official promotional images of the new seasonas well as the first details about its argument, and the new additions to the cast.
The ‘whoddunit’-style comedy-mystery series created by Steve Martin y John Hoffman, focuses on three strangersCharles, Oliver y Mabel (Steve Martin, Martin Short y Selena Gómezrespectively) true crime fans, whose enthusiasm is tested when a resident of the building located on the Upper West Side, where they reside, ends up dead. With the motive and the murderer still unknown, they will have to work together to unravel the truth: “While recording their own podcast to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building that go back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell each other. Soon, the endangered trio realize a killer might be living among them as they race to unravel the mounting clues before it’s too late.
According to the exclusive report of Vanity Fair, in the new season we will see the following:
“The second season cleverly twists its whodunit structure on our main characters: after solving the murder of neighbor Tim Kono, Arconia’s trio of detectives absorb glory and fame, until Arconia’s chairman of the board, Bunny (Jayne Houdyshell) is found dead, bloodied while wearing an Only Murders sweatshirt, in Mabel’s apartment. The prime suspects are hilariously obvious..
Co-creator Hoffman tells the source:
“Are you trying to exonerate yourself, or do you take advantage of this weird famous New York moment that happens, where you’re on the front pages? It was a great opportunity to write, the ebb and flow of the conflict of [la famosa frase], ‘Be careful what you wish for’“.
Our leading uncle, Charles, Oliver, and Mabel, will be accompanied by new additions to the cast, as in the case of Shirley MacLaine (Glee, Steel Magnolias, Elsa & Fred), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck, I Feel Pretty), y Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Carnival Row). The latter, she will be playing Alice, a connoisseur of the art world, who is involved in the new mystery, in addition to being a love interest of the character in charge of Gómez.
Much of the success of Only Murders in the Buildingis the humor based on the generation gap of the characters of Martin and Short, and Gómez –something that we also saw reflected in real life in the appearances of the actors in different talk shows during the promotion of the first season – and having that integrated into the story, allows space to explore new nooks and crannies. And this is where we meet Alice (Delevingne), the “an art gallery owner of her own generation that puts Mabel in touch with a side of herself that she has been somewhat neglecting since the series began.”
According to the VF report, the friendship that has existed for a long time between Gómez and Delevingne, provided a “comfort”, and “quick and sexy intimacy to their on-screen relationship.”
Hoffman concludes, hinting at the possibility of a third season:
“The emotional stories of our three main characters, that is our true connective tissue.in a world where a mysterious TV series tends to dig not so deep many times.”
“The world keeps opening up. I think it’s because of the number of apartments you can have in a building.”
Martin and Hoffman are executive producing alongside Short, Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.