Only Murders In The Building's Best Guest Star Confirmed Return For Steve Martin Comedy In Season 3

With its stellar leading trio of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, Hulu’s mystery comedy Only Murders in the Building doesn’t need to do anything to win the casting game, because that victory has been secured. Regardless, the streaming hit has built up an excellent ensemble across its first two seasons, with Paul Rudd joining on for a literal last-minute surprise in last year’s finale, and the iconic Meryl Streep was also revealed to be joining the fun in some capacity. But fans can all stop worrying about whether or not we’ll see the show's most excellent guest star, because Jane Lynch herself confirmed with CinemaBlend that Sazz, that despite only briefly appeaaring in the Only Murders in the Building Season 2 cast, she is back on the beat in Season 3.

Or if not on the beat, and not used as another break-up substitute for Steve Martin’s Charles, Sazz is back for more hilarity. It’s definitely safe to say that, for a show where safety isn’t a guarantee. As seen in the video above, CinemaBlend’s Jeff McCobb spoke with Jane Lynch alongside the equally always-awesome Ken Marino to promote the long-awaited return of Starz’s catering comedy Party Down. When asked who was a better screen partner between Marino and Martin — No pressure, no pressure! — she shared the news that those with Hulu subscriptions haven’t seen the last of her A+ stuntwoman. In her words:

What I'm going to say is I love working with Steve Martin. I'm going to work with him again. We're doing another episode of that.

While the truly ideal scenario here is for Jane Lynch to sign on for a full season of Only Murders in the Building, it does make sense to not run the risk of overusing her highly specific character. So if it has to shake out to just one episode per season, that’s a fate I can accept.

Charles and Sazz dressed alike in Only Murders in the Building

(Image credit: Hulu)

I can’t wait to see how Sazz shows up in Season 3. It’s probably a longshot to speculate on Lynch’s character being the “her” that was spoken of in the second season’s finale, considering that reveal seems like it’ll require more than a single episode to play out. She’s been an important factor in the mystery across both seasons, so she’ll no doubt fall into a similar lynch-pin mode in the upcoming episode. (Pun too intended, perhaps.) 

Jane Lynch has been a key player in some truly exquisite comedy ensembles, from film collaborations with Christopher Guest like Best in Show and A Mighty Wind to episodic faves such as Glee and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Party Down 100% counts among the best. 

The returning comedy even upped the ante with Season 3’s new cast members. On top of fellow returning stars Adam Scott, Ryan Hanson, Martin Starr, and Megan Mullaly, the show is bringing in new faces such as Jennifer Garner, James Marsden, Quinta Brunson and Tyrell Jackson Williams, the Brockmire standout whose brother Tyler James Williams is Brunson’s fictional would-be love interest in Abbott Elementary. Fans can see that hilarity play out on Starz on Friday nights at 9:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, stay tuned to see and hear and smell (maybe not smell) when Only Murder in the Building will return to Hulu for Season 3. 

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native and an Assistant Managing Editor with a focus on TV and features. His humble origin story with CinemaBlend began all the way back in the pre-streaming era, circa 2009, as a freelancing DVD reviewer and TV recapper.  Nick leapfrogged over to the small screen to cover more and more television news and interviews, eventually taking over the section for the current era and covering topics like Yellowstone, The Walking Dead and horror. Born in Louisiana and currently living in Texas — Who Dat Nation over America’s Team all day, all night — Nick spent several years in the hospitality industry, and also worked as a 911 operator. If you ever happened to hear his music or read his comics/short stories, you have his sympathy.