Only Murders in the Building season 3: Everything we know so far as Meryl Streep is cast in popular Hulu show alongside Paul Rudd

Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez reprise their roles alongside new cast members Meryl Streep and Paul Rudd is Only Murders in the Building season 3

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It’s official: filming for Only Murders in the Building season 3 is under way and there are a lot of exciting casting news that have already made headlines.

Fans of Only Murders in the Building have been wondering if there will be another season and not only has that been confirmed but a new Instagram post by one of the series' main actors also reveals that the iconic Meryl Streep will join the cast in the upcoming episodes alongside Paul Rudd, who was a surprise guest on season 2 of the show.

As fans of the Hulu production known, the mystery comedy-drama created by Steve Martin, who also stars in the show, and John Hoffman, first premiered on the network in the summer of 2021, quickly garnering a loyal fanbase that demanded a second season, which subsequently premiered in the summer of 2022. 

And, now, audience members are gearing up for another season of the wonderfully entertaining mystery.

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WHAT IS ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING ABOUT

Only Murders in the Building stars Steve alongside Martin Short and Selena Gomez as residents of an affluent New York Upper West Side apartment building, the Arconia, where a killing takes place. 

The three neighbors, who all happen to be wannabe sleuths, start a podcast about their place of residence as a way to investigate the murder and uncover some harsh truths.

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING SEASON 3 RELEASE DATE

No official release date for season 3 of Only Murders in the Building has yet been set but, considering that the previous two installations debuted, respectively, in the summer of 2021 and 2022, we wouldn’t be surprised to hear about a summer 2023 drop in the near future.

ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING SEASON 3 CAST

Steve, Martin and Selena are set to reprise their now-iconic roles but the actors recently took to social media to make some pretty awesome revelations about other casting choices.

In an Instagram video, Selena introduced some familiar faces, including Paul Rudd - who very surprisingly appeared in the season 2 finale as actor Ben Glenroy. Considering the character is found dead as soon as he's introduced, we expect Paul to star in some revealing flashbacks as the season will likely focus on the investigation behind his death.

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To the delight of all fans, the great Meryl Streep will also join the character roster this season. Specifics about her role have yet to be disclosed, but Steve recently posted a black-and-white photo of himself alongside Martin, Selena, Meryl and Paul from the set that has got the Internet very excited about potential upcoming plotlines.

HOW TO WATCH ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

If you are not yet caught up with the show, it’s time for you to learn how to watch Only Murders in the Building seasons 1 and 2 ahead of the season 3 premiere. 

Only Murders in the Building is currently only available in the US and UK. For US viewers, Hulu's streaming platform is the only platform available for viewing. 

For UK viewers, Disney+ Star has the first two episodes of the season available. 

If you are outside of these areas, you can also use a VPN to access this show from anywhere in the world.

This is a really handy bit of software that changes your IP address so that streaming services think you’re in the UK or US.

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Anna Rahmanan

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