What to Expect for “Only Murders in the Building” Season 3

"Only Murders In The Building" Season 3 is welcoming Paul Rudd and Jesse Williams to the Arconia apartments

When season one of Only Murders in the Building debuted in 2021, it quickly became one of the most-watched Hulu TV shows on the platform. The murder-mystery/comedy series stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez as neighbors who live in a posh Manhattan apartment complex called the Arconia where, unfortunately, people keep getting murdered. Like so many of us, the trio was obsessed with true-crime podcasts, which inspired them to become amateur sleuths themselves and as they dug into the mysterious deaths around them, they turned their findings into a podcast of their own, called Only Murders In The Building.

A third season of the show was confirmed back in July, and as the show slowly begins production, we’re learning more and more about what—and who—we can expect to see when it premieres.

What’s happened in Only Murders in the Building so far?

Allow us to catch you up to speed on seasons one and two [SPOILERS AHEAD]. In season one, we met Mabel Mora (Gomez), a young artist living in the luxurious Arconia apartments. When her neighbor, Tim Kono, died in an apparent—but suspicious— suicide, Mabel teamed up with her fellow residents Charles Haden-Savage (Martin), an actor whose biggest role was a popular TV detective, and Oliver Putnam (Short), a Broadway director with a flair for the dramatic and a love of dips, to find out how Tim really died. Our intrepid detectives even suspected the musician Sting, who made a cameo as a resident of the fictional apartment building. Along the way, they consult Cinda Canning (Tina Fey), the well-known host of another true-crime podcast, All Is Not Ok in Oklahoma.

As happens in so many murder podcasts and true-crime books, the killer was right in front of us the whole time. Charles’s new girlfriend, Jan (Amy Ryan) who had been romantically involved with Tim, was revealed to have killed him in the finale of season one. As season one wound to a triumphant end, another mysterious death occurred in the building. Charles and Oliver discover Mable sitting by the body of Bunny Folger (Jayne Houdyshell), the grumpy president of the building’s co-op board, and, once again, every tenant was under suspicion, including Mabel.

However, as season two began, it was apparent that Mabel simply found the body, and our detectives were back at it. After a whole bunch of twists and turns, Poppy White (Adina Verson), Cinda’s assistant, was revealed to be Becky Butler, the apparently dead subject of Cinda’s first podcast, who pitched her own supposed death to Cinda and became her assistant. She also turned out to have murdered Bunny while attempting to steal her valuable painting, intending to gain fame and fortune from selling it.

What celebrities have starred in Only Murders in the Building?

The Only Murders in the Building cast has featured top-notch guest stars who have appeared in the first two seasons. In addition to Sting and Tina Fey’s appearances, Shirley MacLaine stopped by to play Bunny Folger’s mysterious mother, and Nathan Lane also stars as a resident (and one-time murder suspect) at the Arconia. Season two featured a cameo by Amy Schumer who, just like Sting, played a fictionalized version of herself.

Here’s what we’re expecting from season 3 of Only Murders in the Building

In the season two finale, the show gave us a little taste of what’s to come in season three, introducing us to a new character named Ben Glenroy played by Paul Rudd. In the final moments of season two, Glenroy died almost as soon as he arrived on screen, setting up the murder mystery for the next season. Though his character is dead, Rudd is confirmed to appear in season three. And just last week it was announced that former Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams will star in Only Murders in the Building season 3 as a documentarian who’s interested in the new murder case.

Few other details about the show are available yet, but as production continues we’re sure that the announcement of William’s casting is just the beginning of what’s to come on Only Murders In The Building season 3.


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