Dead to Me ended on a cliffhanger that could have been left ambiguous had Netflix not decided to continue this dark, twisted ride. But we no longer need to wonder what happened in the lives of Jen and Judy, as the pair will be back in all-new episodes sometime next year.
Today, Netflix announced that Dead to Me has been renewed for season 2. And both Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will return to reprise their roles as best friends Jen Harding and Judy Hale. The pair star as grieving widows who meet at a support group, and the story takes one twist and dozens of turns from there.
Jen's husband recently died in a hit-and-run, and the sardonic widow is determined to solve the crime. Optimistic free spirit Judy has recently suffered a tragic loss of her own. The ladies meet at a support group and, despite their polar-opposite personalities, become unlikely friends. As the women bond over bottles of wine and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it. The dark comedy -- which explores the weirdly funny sides of grief, loss and forgiveness -- features a cast that includes TV veterans Christina Applegate and Ed Asner.
Liz Feldman created this dark comedy, which is about a dynamic female friendship that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness. Though it has officially been picked up for a second season, no episode count or return date has been announced at this time.
Creator Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy) will serve as showrunner and executive producer on season two. Executive Producers Jessica Elbaum (Booksmart, Hustlers) from Gloria Sanchez Productions, Will Ferrell (Succession, Drunk History) and Adam McKay (Succession, Drunk History) of Gary Sanchez Productions as well as Christie Smith (Nathan for You, Tosh.0) and Christina Appelegate. Dead to Me is produced by CBS Television Studios for Netflix.
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay recently disbanded Gary Sanchez Productions and have ended their working partnership on all new upcoming projects. Dead to Me was in production before the split was announced, and is one of the projects the pair will continue to collaborate on as they head their own separate ways into the future. Dead to Me will be one of the last few TV shows that officially carries the Gary Sanchez Productions label.
Spoilers for those who haven't yet watched the series, but season 1 ended with all secrets out in the open between Jen and Judy, and a dead man laying face down in their shared swimming pool. Judy's husband Steve, played by James Marsden, has been turned into the police, but he is the one with the bullet in his chest. The final episode ended with Judy discovering the body for herself, as Jen stands above him with smoking gun in hand. There are a million different ways this can play out, but Dead to Me has a knack for going in the unexpected direction, which it did every time the audience thought they had things figured out. Netflix shares an image of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini celebrating their season 2 announcement. You can watch Season 1 of Dead to Me on Netflix right now.