Omg! Meryl Streep is joining the cast of Only Murders In The Building

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Meryl Streep joins Only Murders In The BuildingMichael Ostuni - Getty Images

It's official, Only Murders In The Building has been renewed for a third season, and we *cannot* wait to get back inside the Arconia building for more mystery and mayhem. For the past year, we have been following the journey of Charles, Oliver and Mabel and their obsession with true crime, as they try and catch a killer they believe is living inside their affluent Upper West Side apartment building.

While we're pretty sure we can expect more laughs and chemistry from the three main characters, we've gone and done our own digging to see what we can find out about the third instalment. Here's everything we know (slash predict) so far...

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What do we know so far?

Hulu broke the news that Only Murders In The Building had been renewed for a third season on July the 11th, not long after season 2 was aired. In a surprise Twitter announcement, the official account tweeted alongside a video: "My neighbours have a special message for you all: #OnlyMurdersInTheBuilding will return for Season 3! Now I just have to worry about who's next... I hope it's not me!"

Selena Gomez, who plays Mabel Mora also shared her excitement, as she retweeted the tweet and wrote: "So excited for SEASON 3!!!" And for those detectives amongst us, you'll know that she accidentally slipped the news before Hulu announced it. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she said: "I finish season 2, I did my cooking show, now I’m going to be in the studio until season 3. Basically, we’re going to be working on new music." Oops!

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Is there a release date yet?

While there is currently no release date, we can maybe predict that the next series will drop spring/summer of 2023 due to season 1's August 2021 premiere and season 2's June 2022 premiere. And with both series being 10 eps long, we imagine season 3 will be the same, too.

Who will be in the season 3 cast?

Of course, this all depends on who survives this series. While we know that Selena will be making a reappearance (thanks to her accidental announcement), Only Murders In The Building would not be Only Murders In The Building without Steve Martin (Charles) and Martin Short (Oliver). We're also putting our money on the other main cast members coming back for a new season, so that means Aaron Dominguez (Oscar), Amy Ryan (Jan) and Da'Vine Joy Randolph (Detective Williams).

Miss Gomez gave us some more intel, as she revealed in the announcement video: "All of your favourite characters are gonna be returning for season 3!" While that makes us super happy, with the nature of the show, who knows if all of our fave characters will actually make it?

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And if this info that we're about to tell you comes true, we would bet everything we own that the ratings would go through the roof even more than they have done in previous seasons. Speaking to Variety, showrunner John Hoffman revealed that he'd love Harry Styles to join the cast in series 3. "Harry Styles should be visiting the apartments in the Arconia. Why not?" he said. Um, yes please?!

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Whilst there's no word yet on Harry Styles making an appearance, we do have some very exciting news to tell you. Meryl Streep will be joining the cast of Only Murders in The Building!

Selena Gomez shared the very exciting news with a video on her Instagram account. She showed herself on set with Martin Short and Steve Martin, only for Meryl Streep to pop up in the background and begin fluffing Steve Martin's pillow. Now that is what you call an iconic cast announcement.

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Selena also posted a black and white photo of herself with Meryl, Steve, Martin and Paul Rudd who joined the cast at the end of season two.

It's not currently clear what role Meryl will play in season three, however we do have more intel on Paul Rudd's character.

Speaking to Variety co-creator John Hoffman said: "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!"

So exciting!

What will happen in season 3?

Unfortunately, we don't have any information on what will happen in season 3. We now know who killed Bunny, so it's likely the storyline will move onto a different murder case. Could it be about solving the mystery of Paul Rudd's character Ben Glenroy, who is seen suddenly dying during his performance on stage at the end of season two? *Waits impatiently*

Is there a season 3 trailer?

There is currently no trailer for season 3, but we're crossing our fingers for some more Only Murders In The Building content soon!

You can watch season 1 and season 2 on Disney +.

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