Only Murders in the Building has revealed its Season 3 teaser along with a new cast member – the iconic Meryl Streep. The 30-second teaser was aired during the Oscars and introduced Streep as a “surprise you never saw coming”.
The announcement of Streep’s addition to the cast was made through a video on Instagram by series regular Selena Gomez. It is not yet known whether Streep is going to appear in a guest, recurring or regular role.
Check out Selena Gomez’s announcement below:
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The comedy-drama series follows the lives of Charles-Haden Savage, Oliver Putnam and Mabel Mora, three neighbours at an Upper West Side building called the Arconia. The trio bond over their shared love of true crime podcasts and later on, end up starting their own podcast as mysterious murders happen around them. In Season 1, they uncovered the killing of their fellow resident Tim Kono, and in Season 2 they did the same for the building’s board president Bunny Folger.
What to expect in ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 3?
After making a cameo in the second season finale, it was announced that Paul Rudd would be joining the cast for Only Murders In The Building season 3. The Season 2 finale saw Ben Glenroy (played by Rudd) die onstage while performing in a Broadway play opposite Charles that was also being directed by Oliver.
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“Paul Rudd, after making an auspicious entrance into the world of our show at the end of Season 2 as Ben Glenroy, is someone we clearly want to know more about and see in our upcoming Season 3 — as he is a clear source of many upcoming questions and, as ever with our show, many twists yet to come!” series co-creator John Hoffman said in a statement to Variety.
The third season will pick up as Charles, Oliver and Mabel work to figure out who killed Ben Glenroy. As of now, nothing has been revealed about the role Streep will be essaying or just how many episodes she will appear in. Also, there’s no premiere date yet for the third season.
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How fans reacted to Only Murders in the Building’s new cast members
Streep is a three-time Oscar-winning actress who has also won multiple Emmys, Golden Globes and other awards. She is best known for her work in films such as Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia! and many others. In the television world, she has been part of multiple award-winning series with her major credits being the 1978 miniseries Holocaust, 2004’s Angels in America and the second season of HBO’s Big Little Lies.
Fans are excited to see the legendary actress appear in the upcoming season of Only Murders in the Building and this is how they reacted to the news:
— Flav⎊ (@Darveyinbed) January 17, 2023
meryl streep in only murders pic.twitter.com/4YFP7JthJO
— Vulture (@vulture) January 17, 2023
MERYL STREEP JUST JOINED THE CAST OF OMITB SEASON 3… THIS SEASON IS GONNA BE SO FUCKING GOOD pic.twitter.com/hFgZD2zCWD
— 𝐜🧩 (@sweeterheavens) January 17, 2023
Meryl Streep will be on the next season of #OnlyMurdersInTheBuilding. Fantastic news. I’ve always loved Meryl in comedies.
Plus, well, death becomes her.
— Raja Sen (@RajaSen) January 18, 2023
How I’m going to be when Meryl Streep wins an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series from OMITB pic.twitter.com/MOgFOlXiaf
— 💫 (@heyjaeee) January 17, 2023
MERYL STREEP IN OMITB WITH PAUL RUDD AND SELENA GOMEZ AND MARTIN SHORT AND STEVE MARTIN pic.twitter.com/nmOixYjuBO
— emily uribe (@emilyuribe) January 17, 2023
Just when I thought this show couldn’t get better, we get Paul Rudd AND Meryl Streep in season 3!! https://t.co/CuXmvHioqS
— Ema Sasic (@ema_sasic) January 17, 2023
Watch the teaser below:
(Hero and feature image credits: Courtesy Instagram/ Only Murders in the Building)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: In Thailand, Only Murders in the Building is available on Diseny+Hotstar.
Answer: As of January 2023, the release date for Only Murders in the Building season 3 has not been announced. The show was renewed for season 3 in July 2022.
Answer: Paul Rudd's character Ben Glenroy died in the Season 2 finale.