It's almost time to Afterparty! The Afterparty season 2 trailer has dropped, teasing the return of the Apple TV Plus murder-mystery comedy next month. Tiffany Haddish is reprising her role as Detective Danner, plus Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao are back for another round of whodunnit shenanigans.
The series comes from executive producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. Season 1 begins with a murder at the afterparty of a high school reunion. Each episode is told from a different character’s perspective in a different genre, ranging from psychological thriller to musical to animation.
Here's everything you need to know about The Afterparty season 2.
The Afterparty season 2 trailer
The trailer for The Afterparty 2 kicks off with Aniq calling Detective Danner. "Has there been another murder?" she jokingly asks. Well, the thing is ...
There has! And it has taken place at the wedding celebration of Zoe's sister, who is the top suspect. Still, she isn't the only one. Danner will have to figure out the motives and means of the victim's paranoid mother, shady best man and Zoe herself!
The Afterparty season 2 release date
Apple has set the The Afterparty season 2 release date for Wednesday, July 12.
Season 2 will premiere with two episodes, then drop one episode every Wednesday through Sept. 6.
Season 2 was actually supposed to come out earlier, in April, but Apple delayed the installment for unspecified reasons.
The Afterparty season 2 cast
The Afterparty season 2 cast is led by Tiffany Haddish, who is reprising her role as Detective Danner.
Also returning are Sam Richardson as Aniq and Zoë Chao as Zoe.
Season 2 is welcoming several new faces:
- Zach Woods as Edgar, the groom and murder victim
- Poppy Liu as Grace, Zoe's sister and the bride
- Ken Jeong as Feng, Grace's father
- Vivian Wu as Vivian, Grace's mother
- Elizabeth Perkins as Isabel, Edgar's mother
- Anna Konkle as Hannah, Edgar's sister
- Jack Whitehall as Sebastian, the best man
- John Cho as Ulysses, Grace's uncle
- Paul Walter Hauser as Travis, Grace's ex
The Afterparty season 2 plot and season 1 ending explained
The Afterparty season 2 will see Danner tackling a new case at the afterparty of a wedding. And since Aniq and Zoe are involved, the wedding may be theirs! After all, they hooked up in season 1 finale.
The official description from Apple reads "In season two, a wedding is ruined when the groom is murdered and every guest is a suspect. Detective Danner (Haddish) returns to help Aniq (Richardson) and Zoë (Chao) solve whodunnit by questioning family members, star-crossed lovers and business partners, and hearing each suspect’s retelling of the weekend, each with their own unique perspective and visual style."
The finale, titled "Maggie," brought forth an unexpected witness: the titular daughter of Zoe and Brett. The little girl recounted her evening to Danner, which included drawing the cat face on Aniq and seeing Jennifer #2 wet herself (her water broke, so she went to the hospital).
Maggie's account fills in a few missing pieces for Danner, who declares she knows who the killer is. It's Aniq, Brett or Walt. But Walt was in the bathroom planning his streaking adventure. Aniq speaks up to admit he saw Brett in the driveway at the time of the murder. Ready to face the music, Aniq realizes that every telling of the story mentioned the closet was closed. But when he went to check the drawings on his face, it was open.
Something had been hiding in there ... and it was Yasper! He was bitter that Xavier was famous and also that he didn't bless Yasper's track. So, he decided to get revenge by killing Xavier, stealing the song and releasing it as a posthumous duet.
When Yasper brings up his texts with Xavier, as proof that they were friends, Danner notes the A/V guy could've easily gotten the dead pop star's password. Aniq then realizes that Yasper could've used Xavier's phone to delete the security footage. When the phone is found in Yasper's pocket, he's busted.
Danner crows about her triumph to her captain and to her nemesis, Detective Germain. Meanwhile, Aniq and Zoe head out to breakfast. When she pulls over to the side of the road, she asks if he's ever going to make a move. They kiss ... only to be interrupted by Walt, who meekly asks for a ride home.
With the case closed, and Yasper seemingly bound for prison, this afterparty is clearly over. But another one looms on the horizon for Danner, as wedding bells turn into police sirens.
Apple's official Afterparty season 2 synopsis reads, "A wedding is ruined when the groom is murdered and every guest is a suspect. Detective Danner (Haddish) returns to help Aniq (Richardson) and Zoë (Chao) solve whodunnit by questioning family members, star-crossed lovers and business partners, and hearing each suspect’s retelling of the weekend, each with their own unique perspective and visual style."