Follow Vogue Arabia

Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery is Officially in Production – Here’s Your First Look and the Full Cast List

This is your cheat sheet to the hotly anticipated sequel, Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery.

wake up dead man

Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc is sporting a new do. Photo: Netflix

When Netflix’s third installment of smash hit Knives Out was first announced by its creator Rian Johnson via X, the fan-casting commenced instantly. You see, the anthology murder mystery has hit the realms of stan Twitter canon – similar to its HBO television contemporary The White Lotus or any Luca Guadagnino film – where every edition must contain the internet’s flavor of the month. Zendaya. Steven Yeun. Sarah Paulson. Mahershala Ali. Rachel Weisz. Well, no, not quite. But, Josh O’Connor and Andrew Scott? Yes!

Does this crown Josh O’Connor as the Brit actor final boss? Post Challengers’ churro hysteria, the 34-year-old has certainly cemented his status as one of the most in-demand stars of his generation. As he prepares to star alongside Daniel Craig’s beloved Southern detective Benoit Blanc in Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery, which has now begun production, here’s everything you need to know.

What will the plot of Knives Out 3 be?

Murder, I guess? Knives Out shadowed Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a successful crime novelist, who – spoiler! – is murdered by his grandson Ransom Drysdale (Chris Evans). Meanwhile, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery followed tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) as he was revealed – spoiler number two – as the murderer of two of his friends.

Who’s in the cast of Wake Up Dead Man: A Knives Out Mystery?

With the exception of Craig, expect an entirely new cast, with Kerry Washington, Andrew Scott and Cailee Spaeny alongside O’Connor. Glenn Close, Josh Brolin, Mila Kunis, Jeremy Renner, Daryl McCormack, and Thomas Haden Church are now also confirmed.

What does Wake Up Dead Man mean, exactly?

It appears that Johnson exclusively titles his films after songs. Knives Out is named after the 2001 Radiohead track, Glass Onion is a reference to a song on The White Album, and Wake Up Dead Man comes from the 1997 U2 hit.

When’s it coming out?

Next2025! On Netflix, naturally. Stay tuned for more updates in the meantime.

Originally published on

Read Next: Here’s Your First Look at The Bear Season 3—And the Newly Announced Release Date

View All
Vogue Collection