'Only Murders in the Building' Season Three Just Gained a High-Profile New Suspect: Meryl Streep

Only icons in the building, with both Meryl Streep and Paul Rudd set to feature in the upcoming third season of Disney+'s murder-mystery hit.
Sarah Ward
Published on January 18, 2023

When the second season of Only Murders in the Building came to an end, it did so with exactly what fans of the delightful murder-mystery comedy series have come to expect: another death. And when the hit Disney+, show returns for its third season, hopefully sometime in 2023, it'll delve into the fallout, giving both the program and viewers another killing to solve. Even better, it'll boast a new high-profile addition to its suspects list: the one and only Meryl Streep.

The three-time Oscar-winner, and star of everything from Big Little Lies to Little Women and Don't Look Up of late, is the latest big name to join a series that's been stacked with them from the outset, given that it's led by Steve Martin (It's Complicated), Martin Short (Schmigadoon!) and Selena Gomez (The Dead Don't Die). Over both season one and two, Tina Fey (Girls5eva) has been a significant presence, Sting and Amy Schumer have played themselves, and Cara Delevingne (Carnival Row) has also popped up. Oh, and so has Paul Rudd, who'll be back again in season three.


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Gomez, aka Only Murders' Mabel Mora, announced the news on her Instagram. That's where you'll see the show's main trio get mighty excited about the upcoming season, as joined by the returning Andrea Martin (Evil), Rudd and Streep.

Clearly, New York City's deadliest fictional apartment block is about to get mighty busy — and residents turned true-crime podcasters Mabel, Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin) and Oliver Putnam (Short) will have something else, and a few more someone elses, to chat about. Is there a more chaotic place to live in NYC at the moment, at least on the small screen? It doesn't appear so.

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If you're still yet to experience the series' charms, it follows the odd trio of Charles-Haden, Oliver and the much-younger Mabel after they bond over two things: listening to a Serial-style podcast hosted by the show's own version of Sarah Koenig, aka Cinda Canning (Fey); and a death in their luxe abode. Of course, they did what everyone that's jumped on the true-crime bandwagon knows they would if they were ever in the same situation, starting their own audio series that's also called Only Murders in the Building.

That's how season one kicked off — and continued, proving a warm, funny, smart and savvy series at every step along the way, as well as one of 2021's best small-screen newcomers. In the show's second go-around, another death needed investigating. This time, it was someone the main trio were all known not to be that fond of, so suspicions kept pointing in their direction.


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Further details about season three are still scarce — sorry, armchair detectives — including exactly when it'll return. Considering that there was less than a year between seasons one and two, though, cross your fingers that the show keeps up the same schedule. Steve Martin, on his Instagram, confirmed that filming has just started, so here's hoping for a quick turnaround.

Until more information about season three is announced, check out the trailer for Only Murders in the Building season two below:

Only Murders in the Building's third season doesn't yet have a release date — we'll update you when one is announced. Season one and two are currently streaming Down Under via Star on Disney+. Read our full review of season two — and of the show's first season, too.

Top image: Glynn Lowe Photoworks via Wikimedia Commons.

Published on January 18, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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