Murder Mystery 2 synopsis: What is the Netflix sequel about?

Murder Mystery 2. (L-R) Jennifer Aniston as Audrey Spitz and Adam Sandler as Nick Spitz in Murder Mystery 2. Cr. Scott Yamano/Netflix © 2023.
Murder Mystery 2. (L-R) Jennifer Aniston as Audrey Spitz and Adam Sandler as Nick Spitz in Murder Mystery 2. Cr. Scott Yamano/Netflix © 2023. /

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston reprise their roles as Nick and Audrey Spitz in Murder Mystery 2, arriving on Netflix on March 31. Based on the trailer, we can already tell that the sequel is even more funny and action-packed than the first film. So if you’re looking for something suspenseful and exciting to watch for the weekend, Murder Mystery 2 should be added to your watchlist.

Due to the massive success of Murder Mystery, a sequel was announced four months after its release with Sandler and Aniston set to return in their roles. But it was pretty much radio silence after this announcement. Our guess is that the pandemic played a part in the delay in the filmmaking process.

An update on Murder Mystery 2 didn’t happen until August 2021, when The Wedding Ringer director Jeremy Garelick was announced to be helming the film from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt. Production was also revealed to be taking place in Paris and Hawaii. Then, in January 2022, the cameras started rolling on the sequel and more of the cast was announced. After production wrapped in April 2022, we patiently waited for Murder Mystery 2 to come out.

We had hoped to see the action-comedy by the end of 2022, but sadly that wasn’t the case. However, the good news is that it was given an early 2023 release. Now, the wait is over and we can finally see the sequel. So if you’re looking forward to watching Murder Mystery 2 but have no idea what it’s about, we’ve got you covered.

What is Murder Mystery 2 about?

The sequel takes place four years after the events of the first film. Nick and Audrey Spitz have launched their own detective agency and are full-time detectives, but they can’t seem to get their company off the ground.

In need of a getaway, the perfect opportunity comes when their billionaire friend, the Maharaja, invites them to his wedding on his private island. But like in the first movie, Nick and Audrey quickly find themselves in another whodunit game when the Maharaja is kidnapped for ransom. All the Spitz wanted was a weekend getaway, but this high-stakes case might be just what they need to get their private eye agency off the ground and in the green.

Here’s the official logline provided by Netflix Media Center:

"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."

Do you need to watch the first movie to understand Murder Mystery 2?

No, you do not need to have watched the first film to understand what’s going on in the sequel. The sequel sees Nick and Audrey taking on a brand new mystery involving mostly a new set of people. However, a couple of characters from the first film are in Murder Mystery 2. So if you watched the first movie, you’d understand Nick and Audrey’s prior relationship with them. Also, the murder mystery case from the first film is mentioned a couple of times in the sequel, but it’s not important to the plot.

Cast of Murder Mystery 2

As we mentioned above, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston return in their roles as the Spitz. Joining Sandler and Aniston from the first film are Adeel Akhtar, John Kani, and Danny Boon. Akhtar portrays the role of the Maharajah, Kani plays Colonel Ulenga, and Boon plays Inspector de la Croix. The new cast additions are Mark Strong, Mélanie Laurent, Jodie Turner-Smith, Kuhoo Verma, Enrique Arce, Zurin Villanueva, Tony Goldwyn, and Annie Mumolo.

Murder Mystery 2 age rating

The action-comedy is rated PG-13, meaning it may not be suitable for ages under 13. This rating shouldn’t be surprising if you watched the first film. The original movie was also rated PG-13. It was given this age rating for violence, bloody images, strong language, suggestive material, and smoking. Overall, parents are strongly cautioned.

Check out the hilariously funny official trailer for a sneak peek of the film!

Murder Mystery lands on Netflix on March 31. Who will you be watching the sequel with?

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