The next Benoit Blanc mystery will premiere later this year after reports that Knives Out 2 will hit Netflix sometime in the fall.

diversity says Knives Out 2, director Rian Johnson’s sequel to the critically acclaimed crime thriller, will be released in the last quarter of 2022. Netflix announced it had bought two Knives Out sequels for $450 million back in March 2021.

Netflix also hopes Knives Out 2 will be an award winner, just like the first film to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Director Rian Johnson is also returning to write and direct the sequel.

Like classic crime shows, the Knives Out sequels will remain only Daniel Craig’s Southern detective Benoit Blanc as he investigates a new case with new characters. So while you shouldn’t expect to see cast members from the first film, Knives Out 2 has already cast actors like Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn and more.

As for the mystery itself, details are of course being kept under wraps, although hopefully we can expect to see some twists and Blanc’s eccentric jokes.

The first Knives Out was a commercial and critical success. You can read IGN’s Knives Out review here for our take on the modern mystery. Knives Out 2 isn’t the only thriller hitting theaters in 2022, either. The Belated Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh’s update on the Hercule Poirot mystery, is also in theaters this year.

Matt TM Kim is the news editor of IGN. you can reach him @lawoftd.

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