Darragh Murphy12 Jun 2019 AT 04:38 PM

Netflix’s popular TV series Russian Doll gets second season

It turns out the loop isn’t closed…
Darragh Murphy12 Jun 2019 AT 04:38 PM
Netflix’s popular TV series Russian Doll gets second season

For a show where someone seems to repeatedly die, only to keep coming back, we perhaps shouldn’t be surprised that Russian Doll has been revived for a second season. Nonetheless, as one of the best Netflix TV shows, its recommissioning is definitely cause for celebration.

For those that haven’t watched it yet, the show stars Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvokov, a woman who keeps on dying and respawning at the same point as her 36th birthday celebrations. All very 21st century Groundhog Day, albeit a touch more traumatic.

Fans of the show may be a little confused as to how it can have a second season, with Nadia able to find some closure over what was causing her life to loop at the end of the show’s debut season. But apparently the show was originally pitched to Netflix as a three-season series, so we can safely assume that everything is in hand and this was the plan all along.

Lyonne herself had previously suggested things might get weird. Well, even weirder. “I definitely have ideas ranging from the really kind of out-there anthology to staying on board with our friend Nadia,” she said after the release of the first season. “And maybe it’s all one idea,” she added.

Intriguing. We’ll just have to wait and see how all of this resolves itself, though we don’t know when that’ll be, with Netflix offering no clues as to when it might hit our screens. But given season one only arrived in February, this has 2020 written all over it.

Another show recently given a second season is David Fincher’s Love, Death and Robots, and this time Kung Fu Panda director Jennifer Yuh Nelson is taking the helm.

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