Hulu’s Only Murder in the Building has returned with a second season. While some stars reprise their roles from the first season, there are also some new additions to the cast. Read on to know all about the star cast of Only Murder in the Building Season 2.
When the first season of the mystery-comedy dropped on the streaming platform Hulu in August 2021, it received critical acclaim for its comedic treatment of the crime fiction genre. The series is created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman. It starred Steve Martin himself, Martin Short and Selena Gomez in the lead roles, who played neighbors residing in the Upper West Side apartment building in Arconia. Their performances and chemistry in the show were widely appreciated.
The plot of the first season revolved around the three neighbors; Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez); who started a podcast about the investigation of the suspicious death of one of the residents of their building, which the police termed as suicide.
After its commercial success, the show was renewed for a second season in September 2021. The first two episodes of Season 2 dropped on 28th June 2022.
Season 2 Cast Members
In the new season, the suspicion of the murder of the Arconia Board President Bunny (Jayne Houdyshell) has fallen on Charles, Oliver, and Mabel. At the end of season 1, Bunny’s body was found in Mabel’s apartment. The season will follow the adventures of the trio as they try to clear their name and investigate Bunny’s murder.
Let’s have a look at all the stars we will be seeing in this adventurous new season.
Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage
One-third of the trio, Steve Martin reprises his role as the 14C, Arconia resident Charles-Hadden Savage. Charles is an out-of-work actor who was the lead in the 1990s detective show Brazzos.
In the first season, he formed an unlikely friendship with other residents Oliver and Mabel as they investigated the death of another resident of the building, Tim Kono.
Steve Martin is one of the most well-known faces in the American comedy genre. He started his career with stand-ups and sketches in the 1960s. Soon he started working in films and is known for his roles in The Pink Panther, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Jerk, and Father of the Bride. The 76-year-old actor has also starred in a number of TV series including 30 Rock, Van Dyle and Company, and The Martin Short Show.
Steve also acts as the co-creator of Only Murders in the Building.
Martin Short as Oliver Putman
Martin Short returns as Oliver Putman, resident of 10D, Arconia. Oliver is a failed theatre director who has struggled to get work after his show Splash! The Musical went on to be a disaster, commercially and critically.
In the hope of getting work, he starts a true-crime podcast with his friend Charles-Haden Savage, which unexpectedly goes viral online.
Martin Short has been in the entertainment industry since 1972. The Canadian-American actor is known for his works in Saturday Night Live and SCTV. His movie works include Innerspace, Pure Luck, and Clifford.
Martin has also collaborated with Steve on multiple projects in the past. These include Father of the Bride I and II, Three Amigos, The Prince of Egypt, and the Netflix special An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life.
Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora
Selene Gomez will be back as Mabel Mora, a young resident at 12E, Arconia. Mabel has a traumatizing past and moves into the apartment shortly before the murder of Tim is committed. Later it is revealed that Tim was Mabel’s estranged childhood friend.
She uncovers the murder with Charles and Oliver, but on returning finds Arconia Board President Bunny murdered in her apartment. She along with her two friends is arrested by the police over these framed charges.
Gomez is one of the most famous pop stars in the world. She rose to fame as an actor with Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place. The 29 years old singer-actress has also acted in a number of films including Behaving Badly, The Fundamentals of Caring, The Big Short and Getaway. She has also lent her voice to some animated films.
Cara Delevingne as Alice Banks
Cara Delevingne returns to acting after a short break with the role of Alice Banks in Only Murders in the Building Season 2. Alice is a small art gallery owner who befriends Mabel. She also invites Mabel to be a part of her community of artists.
Alice gets some fame on social media due to Alice’s involvement in the murders and the viral podcast. Like all other residents of Arconia, she also has some hidden secrets.
Cara Delevingine is a highly successful British model who has also appeared in films like Suicide Squad, Paper Towns, Life in a Year, and Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets. She also stars in the TV series Carnival Row.
Amy Schumer as Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer features in a cameo as the fictionalized version of herself in the second season, much like Sting’s cameo in the first season. She now lives in a penthouse in Astoria, the former home of Sting, and meets the lead trio while renovating the house.
Amy is interested in landing the rights to the podcast so she can turn it into a television series. She plans to play the role of Tim’s murderer in the fiction show.
Schumer is a comedian and actress, best role for her role in the movie Trainwreck. She has acted in the films Snatched, I Feel Pretty, and Thank You for Your Service. She also has some popular comedy specials to her name including Amy Schumer: Growing, Amy Schumer: The Leather Special, Inside Amy Schumer, and Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.
Christine Ko as Nina Lin
Christine Ko stars as Nina Lin, the new President of the Arconia Board after the death of Bunny. Nina is a young hedge fund manager who has learned about the working of Arconia from Bunny herself. Nina is a pregnant woman who is highly impulsive.
She is a tough nut to crack. As per Howard, a member of the Tenant Board, “If you thought Bunny was a bitch…get a load of this one.”
Christine Ko is a Taiwanese-American actress best known for her appearances as Mandy on Upload, Emma on The Great Indoors on CBS, and Emma on Dave. She is the daughter of Taiwanese star Frankie Kao.
Before starting a career in the United States, she had a brief stint as an actress in Taiwan. She also has some films to her credits such as The Jade Pendant, Tigertail, Grandmother’s Gold, and Blinders.
Shirley MacLaine as Leonora Folger
Legendary actress Shirley MacLaine joins the cast of Only Murders as Leonora Folger, the mother of Bunny. She has arrived at Arconia, not to grieve her dead daughter, but to collect her daughter’s belongings, specifically a precious art piece. What she does not know is that the art piece can serve as a key to solving Bunny’s murder.
Shirley MacLaine is an actress, singer, author, activist, and former dancer from the USA. The 88 years old actress has won many coveted titles, including an Academy Award, six Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award, and two British Academy Film Awards.
Shirley shot to fame with her starring role in Around the World in 80 days. Since then she has had a career spanning over seven decades. She also starred in Bewitched, The Turning Point, and Terms of Endearment.
Michael Rapaport as Detective Kreps
Michael Rapaport stars as Detective Kreps in the new season. He is a detective investigating Bunny’s murder who believes that Charles, Oliver, and Mabel are the culprits. Just like his predecessor, Detective Williams, Kreps is also a no-nonsense guy who gets indulged in the group’s investigation, more than his own.
Michael David Rapaport is a comedian and actor. He began his career in the early 1990s and has appeared in over 100 films and television shows. His film projects include True Romance, Metro, Deep Blue Sea, The 6th Day, and Big Fan. He has also been a series regular on Friends, Prison Break, and Netflix show Atypical.
Zoe Colletti as Lucy
While the name Lucy was mentioned several times in Season 1 and formed a significant sub-plot of Charles’ character, the audience never actually got to see her on-screen. Well, that is about to change as Zoe Colletti will be making an entry in the show as Lucy.
In the first season, it was revealed that Lucy is the surrogate daughter of Emma, the woman Charles dated many years ago. Charles is shown sending a text to Lucy and receives a heartfelt reply.
In season 2, the viewers will get to see the dynamics of the father-daughter-like relationship between Charles and Lucy. Lucy, just like all other characters in the show, will have her own secrets, mysteries, and sub-plots.
Zoe started her career as a child actor in the pilot of the 2006 series American Men. Her first major role was in the film Annie. She also appeared in Wildlife and Skin before finally getting critical acclaim with the 2019 horror, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
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