Netflix has released a teaser for Russian Doll that confirms new episodes will be on their way sometime in the near future. This video is also stuck on a permanent time loop as it repeats the words, 'Did you get the news? Russian Doll season 2 coming soon.' This goes on for nearly one minute, and there is no surprise payoff at the end. You can watch for yourself if you don't believe me.
Perhaps this is a clue that season 2 won't be the end of the series. But it's never too soon to guess that with the way Netflix handles its cancelations. Anything can seemingly get the axe at anytime. But for now, they are going to continue on with this existential time crisis.
Russian Doll has garnered critical acclaim since its release this past February. The new season will be bringing eight episodes for fans to binge all in one sitting. The news was first announced at the CODE Conference in Arizona on Tuesday. Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland are responsible for creating the show, with Lyonne in the lead. All three will be back in some capacity.
Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne stars in this comedy-drama series as Nadia, a young woman who is on a journey to be the guest of honor at a party in New York City. But she gets caught in a mysterious loop as she repeatedly attends the same event and dies at the end of the night each time -- only to awaken the next day unharmed as if nothing had happened. In addition to starring, Lyonne serves as a writer and director for the Netflix original series.
The season 1 ensemble cast included Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley, and Charlie Barnett. Chloë Sevigny, Dascha Polanco, Brendan Sexton III, Rebecca Henderson, Jeremy Bobb, Ritesh Rajan, and Jocelyn Bioh all showed up for guest spots. Lyonne, Poehler, and Headland will continue executive producing these new episodes, with Lyonne and Headland contributing as writers and directors in season 2.
The series comes from Universal Television, Poehler's Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media, and 3 Arts Entertainment. Jamie Babbit has also directed several episodes. The show sits at a 96% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which means it was close to being a hit with all the critics who watched.
No further details have been divulged in regards to the continuing storyline. The twisty show doesn't allow for us to say much in terms of spoilers. If you really want to know what's going on you better hurry and catch up before season 2 drops. We'd expect it won't be until sometime in early 2020. But you can never know with Netflix. New episodes could be here as soon as next month. Natasha Lyonne still has one more season of Orange is the New Black coming this summer as well. This news comes from Russian Doll on Twitter