Netflix has an extensive library of original films and television episodes including Murder Mystery. Over the years we have seen a lot of interesting shows. Some of them were successful, while others were not. Moreover, a few films did not receive well among the critics. Nevertheless, they went on to become among the streaming giant’s most popular.
The 2019 comedy-mystery Murder Mystery was such a case. Although it gained a lot of popularity it got bad critical reviews. The first film was a great hit for Netflix. It helped create 83 million new accounts in the first 28 days. It reached 30.9 million accounts in the first 72 hours. According to reports, the film was the fifth most-watched title on Netflix. It happened before the streaming giant changed the metrics for viewership.
Furthermore, Netflix gave the green signal for Murder Mystery 2. It also brought 8 new cast members for the film. The filming of the sequel will take place in Hawaii, Paris, and the Caribbean.
Latest information about the cast and crew
Murder Mystery 2 on Netflix sees a plethora of fresh faces. More importantly, joining the team were veteran actors Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in the comedic sequel. Netflix announced the names of other characters too. For instance, it included Mark Strong, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Mélanie Laurent as the new cast members for the sequel.
Jeremy Garelick (Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever) will replace Kyle Newacheck as the captain and director of the sequel. James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man fame) wrote the screenplay. He, Aniston, and Sandler are among the producers.
Among the fresh additions to the cast are:
- Mark Strong (1917, Shazam!)
- Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Netflix’s Oxygen)
- Zurin Villanueva (Detroit, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
- Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim, Jett)
- Kuhoo Verma (Plan B, The Big Sick)
- Enrique Arce (Knightfall, Netflix’s Money Heist, he played Arturo Román)
- Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids, Bad Moms)
- Tony Goldwyn (Ghost, Netflix’s Chambers)
We also know that Adeel Akhtar and John Kani will reprise their roles in the sequel. In addition to Adam Sandler resuming his part as Nick Spitz. Jennifer Aniston will play Audrey Spitz.
Adeel Akhtar will reprise his role as The Maharajah. Furthermore, John Kani will play Colonel Ulenga.
From a love letter to a fully-fledged movie
In addition, Screenrant, Vandervilt recently announced that he wrote both the first film and Murder Mystery 2 as “love letters” to his wife.
Netflix did not yet reveal the storyline specifics for Murder Mystery 2. However, fans and paparazzi photographed Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler filming the sequel on the set in holiday clothing. This suggests that the sequel will follow the story of the couple’s peaceful vacation. We predict that another murder would disrupt it.
In conclusion, Murder Mystery 2 is unlikely to depart from the original’s whodunit format. This is because it is an Adam Sandler film.
Tripp Vinson of Vinson Films, James Stern of Endgame Entertainment, and Vanderbilt are also producing the sequel. Barry Bernardi, Kevin Grady, Kyle Newacheck, Tim Herlihy, Beau Flynn, Julie Goldstein, and Lucas Smith are executive producers.
The second film’s production began on January 17th.