Many people were surprised by the second installment of the mystery comedy series when Murder Mystery debuted on Netflix in 2019. Here we are, nearly four years later, anticipating the release of Murder Mystery 2.
It comes as no surprise that the streamer ordered a sequel with the same lead cast given the first movie’s phenomenal success. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are teaming up to reprise their parts from the first movie, as you might have predicted. Netflix recently revealed their 2023 release schedule and revealed the Murder Mystery 2 plot, which had been kept a secret all along. Here it is:
‘MURDER MYSTERY 2’ releases on March 31 on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/w1EEouJB36
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“Now full-time detectives struggling to get their private eye agency off the ground, Nick and Audrey Spitz find themselves at the center of an international abduction when their friend the Maharaja is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.”
Murder Mystery 2 Release Date
On March 31, Murder Mystery 2 will be available on Netflix; below, you can view a preview for 2023.
Who’s the Cast in Murder Mystery 2?
Like its predecessor, Murder Mystery 2 will have a cast led by Sandler and Aniston as well as an ensemble.
The cast of the mystery comedy prequel includes Mark Strong from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Mélanie Laurent from Inglourious Basterds, Jodie Turner-Smith from After Yang, Enrique Arce from Money Heist, Tony Goldwyn from Scandal, Annie Mumolo from Bad Moms, Zurin Villanueva from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Kuhoo Verma from Plan B. Aniston plays his wife Audrey Spitz, a hairdresser and avid reader of murder mystery novels, while Sandler plays Nick Spitz, an NYPD officer who later transitions into a detective.
Jillian Bell portrays Susan, a helpless spectator who visits the Eiffel Tower in an effort to get in touch with Gary, a man she met while studying abroad ten years ago. Instead, she discovers herself caught up in a hostage situation.
In addition to reprising his role as the Maharajah, John Kani, a star of the Black Panther film series, also plays Colonel Ulenga.
What is the Plotline of Murder Mystery 2?
We get a sense of the couple and how they function (more like dysfunctional) with each other from the first film. Nick Spitz is an NYPD officer who has been attempting to advance to the rank of a detective for quite some time. Audrey, his wife, is a hairstylist and a huge murder-mystery novel fan.
First look at ‘MURDER MYSTERY 2’, starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler.
The film releases in March on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/DhEPtHT6Gu
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They’ve been married for 15 years, but they never got their international, luxury honeymoon, or at least what Nick promised his wife. Finally, on their 15th wedding anniversary, they are able to fulfill their travel dreams.
Unfortunately, their postponed honeymoon turns out to be a chaotic ride of murder and mayhem, and their vacation turns into a crime-solving expedition.
The sequel takes place sometime after the first film, and Nick and Audrey are now private investigators with their own agency. The Spitz decided to solve crimes full-time after their thrilling experience on their previous trip.
However, with a lack of cases and clients, it is difficult to keep the business afloat. Meanwhile, their mutual friend, the Maharaja, is about to marry, and, for better or worse, he is kidnapped at his own wedding. If they can crack the case, the sleuthing duo sees it as a great opportunity to put their agency on the map and make some money.
Does Murder Mystery Need to Be Seen Before Murder Mystery 2?
The correct response is both yes and no. Technically, it is not necessary to watch the first to understand the second. But if you’ve never seen a Murder Mystery and are curious about what it’s about, you might want to give it a try.
‘Murder Mystery 2’ starring Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler and David Spade will be released on Netflix in 2022. pic.twitter.com/0WSvNsMk6j
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Nick and Audrey are the primary characters, and watching the first episode will help you become familiar with them. However, that’s about it. Although some of the other characters may return, they will be involved in a new plot, so their arcs will be distinct.
Therefore, even if you skip the first film and go straight to Murder Mystery 2, you will still be able to catch up on the background, as we expect the protagonists to have a backstory. Murder Mystery is currently available on Netflix for streaming.
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