Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Dead to Me season 2. This was one of the streaming service's breakout hits last year and they managed to get Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini back for another round of twistedly dark comedic adventures in a hurry. As we can see in this first trailer, they are going to be dealing with the fallout of that big season 1 cliffhanger.
Warning: spoilers ahead for Dead to Me season 1. Read on at your own risk. The teaser kicks off with a very brief look back at the first season, leading up to the shocking ending with Jen shooting Steve, with his body floating in the pool. We then get a few brief shots of Jen and Judy in the upcoming episodes, as the duo will have to try and cover their tracks. The bulk of the teaser sees the two arguing at a diner, with Jen pointing out that they are not in Snow White. Rather, their situation is closer to Scarface, or so she assumes, as neither of them has actually seen that movie. The teaser ends by revealing the show will be back on Friday, May 8.
The show's first season centered on Jen, a widow who was desperately trying to solve her husband's murder, and Judy, an optimistic free spirit who had also suffered a major loss. The two of them end up meeting at a support group and form an unlikely friendship, in spite of their radically different personalities.
Dead to Me Season 2 features Jen and Judy picking up in the aftermath of the bloody reveal in the pool, as the irrepressible duo once again struggle to keep their secrets buried. A surprising new visitor comes to town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) is hot on their heels. The two are forced to take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other.
In addition to the trailer, Netflix has also released a new poster, which features the main characters sitting on the bottom of a pool with blood-red wine in their hands. The series was created by Emmy-winner Liz Feldman, of 2 Broke Girls fame, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Christie Smith and Christina Applegate also serve as executive producers. The cast also includes Ed Asner, Sam McCarthy and Brandon Scott.
Season 1 was received very well by both critics and audiences, as it currently holds an 86 percent critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, to go along with a 94 percent audience rating. There is no word yet on an episode count, but the first season consisted of 10 half-hour episodes. For those who may need to play catch up, Dead to Me season 1 is currently available via the Netflix streaming service. Be sure to check out the new trailer for yourself.