Only Murders in the Building was a surprise hit we didn’t know we needed. With true crime podcasts at the height of its popularity, it was only a matter of time before a show about true crime enthusiasts solving a crime of their own. Starring comedy icons like Martin and Short we knew it was going to be funny but when you throw in someone as talented as Selena Gomez as well, that’s the recipe for a hit show. And now we have an official release date for season 2.
Only Murders in the Building returns June 28!
The announcement — made by series stars Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez in the video above — comes one day after a cryptic tweet begged fans to make like amateur true-crime podcasters and guess when the series would return with new episodes.
Almost as soon as Charles’ bassoonist girlfriend Jan was found to be Tim Kono’s killer, the Oct. 19 Season 1 finale unraveled a second mystery and took OMITB in a whole new direction. In the closing minutes of the episode, Charles and Oliver ran into Mabel’s apartment to find their fellow sleuth covered in blood. Before her laid another murder victim in a tie-dye hoodie — but it wasn’t Oscar, it was Arconia board president Bunny Fogler who had been stabbed to death with Mabel’s knitting needle. Seconds later, a SWAT team busted in and arrested the trio.
Following Bunny’s death, Charles, Oliver and Mabel find themselves in a “race to unmask her killer,” according to the Season 2 logline. “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.”
Previously announced Season 2 guest stars include Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine, Zoe Colletti (Fear the Walking Dead), Cara Delevingne (Carnival Row), Andrea Martin (Evil), Michael Rapaport (Atypical) and Amy Schumer (Life & Beth).