Now that the final episode of the second season has aired, the real villain has been revealed during a killer reveal party. While there were many suspects in Season 2, the real culprit turned out to be Poppy White, aka Becky Butler (Adina Verson). It is revealed that Poppy is a fictional person and that her original persona was the subject of Sinda’s (Tina Fey) podcast, but she faked her own death and used her knowledge of her previous crimes to get close to Sinda and become her assistant. Obsessed with podcasts, Poppy killed Bunny Folger (Jane Houdishell) to create her own crime podcast while blaming someone else for the murder.
talking to Diversity, series co-creator John Hoffman said that Poppy was considered a season 2 villain after the conclusion of season 1, but added that others could potentially be the killers. He clarified his statement: “We have made tracks for many characters. We thought about Sind. We thought about Teddy – Teddy (Nathan Lane) definitely had a motive. Ian (Amy Ryan) even in prison finds a way to achieve this.”