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'Only Legends in the Building': Netizens excited as Meryl Streep joins cast of Only Murders in the Building

Meryl Streep joins season 3 of the hit Hulu Original which stars Martin Short, Steve Martin and Selena Gomez

'Only Legends in the Building': Netizens excited as Meryl Streep joins cast of Only Murders in the Building
Meryl Streep with the cast of Only Murders in the Building
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 06.56 AM, Jan 18, 2023

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Fans are elated to learn that the Upper West Side building of Arconia has a new guest in the form of Meryl Streep. The veteran actress joins the cast of the hit true-crime-inspired comedy/mystery Only Murders in the Building and is set to debut in the upcoming Season 3 of the show. Selena Gomez, one of the three main cast members along with Martin Short and Steve Martin, shared a rather amusing TikTok video a few hours ago to announce, in a rather alluring OMITB manner, that Streep will be part of the much-anticipated third season.

The TikTok video, which is now available on other social media platforms as well, opens with Gomes exclaiming "Hey guys! We're on set!" with Steve Martin and Martin Short flanking her. The camera swivels around to reveal other cast members of the show with their usual chatter heard in the background.

"What are we shooting? Season 3! The Gang is back. Could this honestly get any better! Oh wait..." says Gomez before panning her camera towards a certain Mr. Paul Rudd. "Well, I do think it could get a little bit better," he says as Meryl Streep pops up from behind the couch right on cue.

“Steve, do you want this pillow?” Streep asks her It's Complicated co-star before Martin Short quips that he is still waiting on the tea that he "asked for over a half hour ago". 

Paul Rudd's character Ben Gilroy debuted towards the end of Season 2 as the actor who dies onstage while performing in the Broadway play directed by Oliver Putnam (the character played by Martin Short) and co-starring Charles-Haden Savage (Steve Martin). The Season 3 of the show is most likely to take off with Charles and Oliver, along with Mabel (Selena Gomez), trying to unravel the mystery behind Ben Gilroy's death, potentially encountering newer threats as the self-designated sleuths. 

As far as Meryl Streep's inclusion is concerned, fans of the show are over the moon as the prospects and stakes for the upcoming go up significantly. It is unclear whether she will play a prominent part in the upcoming iteration or be seen making a special appearance - regardless, who wouldn't love a dash of Streep in anything!

"Holy Shit! Can't Wait," said one user, echoing the sentiments of millions of others.

"ONLY LEGENDS IN THE BUILDING," said another, alluding to the talent and star power that resides in Arconia now.

"I love when you kill off tenants to make room for awesome new characters! I mean… looking forward to it!" read another intriguing comment.

In short, Season 3 of Only Murders in the Building is already being touted as a blockbuster season with newer and more deceiving mysteries in store. Fingers crossed!

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