If the Only Murders in the Building Season 3 trailer makes anything clear, it's that things are getting even weirder over at the Arconia. The series returns in August, but for now, gaze upon the new suspects — including stage actress Loretta (Meryl Streep) and TikTok enthusiast Kimber (Ashley Park) — who are making this latest investigation even more complicated for our unlikely trio of Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez).
Break out your dips, press play on your favorite podcast, and let's dive into everything we know about Only Murders in the Building Season 3 so far.
We finally have a trailer for Only Murders in the Building Season 3, and it gives us a look at the new suspects hanging around the Arconia, including Jesse Williams, Ashley Park, and some lady named Meryl Streep. All are playing new characters who may or may not have something to do with the death of Paul Rudd's Ben Glenroy, the actor who died on stage in the Season 2 finale, during the opening night of Oliver's play.
At Martin and Short's comedy show "You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today!" Martin announced when Only Murders in the Building Season 3 is coming back. "Catch the new season August 8," he said, according to Variety. "Our show is like Steve trying to pee — it streams for 33 minutes."
On July 26, Hulu released the trailer for Season 3.
Meryl Streep is stopping by the Arconia. The three-time Oscar-winning icon will appear in Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building, playing stage actress and suspected murderer Loretta Durkin. Selena Gomez revealed Streep's casting in January when she posted a video from the set. In addition to Streep — and, obviously, Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin — the video also features Andrea Martin, who plays Charles' love interest, Joy, and Paul Rudd, who first appeared in the Season 2 finale as Broadway star Ben Gilroy. Both will appear in Season 3.
Jesse Williams (Grey's Anatomy) will also join the Hulu series in a recurring role. Per Variety, he'll play a "documentarian with a particular interest in the case" that Oliver, Mabel, and Charles are investigating.
Ashley Park (Emily in Paris) will also be part of the cast. Deadline reported on Feb. 23 that Park will play a recurring role in Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building; she joins the cast as Kimber, a "Broadway ingenue."
The trailer includes appearances from returning players like Tina Fey as rival podcaster Cinda Canning and Jane Lynch as stunt double Sazz Pataki. The trailer also teases a new character played by Matthew Broderick.
Is Oliver getting a bigger storyline? Apparently so! Now that Oliver is mounting his theatrical comeback, it sounds like we'll be diving into his personal life a little more. "Season 1 was really centered around a Mabel story, and then Charles and his father emotionally led Season 2 in many ways, so it feels right to lean into Oliver a bit more and his dream of a potential comeback," OMITB creator John Hoffman told Entertainment Weekly in August 2022. Hoffman also teased that Season 3 will catch us up on "what happened in that year jump" in the Season 2 finale and "where are they when we join them in Season 3 around this new problem they have." The new problem being a highly suspicious onstage death, of course.
In the Season 2 finale, the gang figured out that Cinda's assistant, Poppy (Adina Verson), was really Becky Butler, and she killed Bunny (Jayne Houdyshell) in order to jumpstart her podcast career. With that mystery behind them, things were looking up for the "Only Murders" podcast hosts. Charles' Brazzos acting career was picking up again, as well as his love life with Joy; Mabel was finally renovating her apartment; and Oliver landed a directing gig on Broadway. But the night of his show's premiere didn't go as planned when the star seemingly died onstage, no doubt due to some foul play.
Disgruntled Broadway star Ben Glenroy, played by Rudd, is apparently the newest murder victim. Moments before Glenroy collapsed, he and Charles engaged in an unfriendly conversation in which Charles threatened, "Stay away from her," and "I know what you did." Who could they possibly be talking about? Is Mabel "her"? What is the history between the two men, and what causes Glenroy to collapse?
Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building will premiere on Hulu. In the meantime, Seasons 1 and 2 are available to stream on Hulu.