Russian Doll on Netflix – when is season 2 released and who’s in the cast?

Russian Doll on Netflix – when is season 2 released and who’s in the cast?

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RUSSIAN Doll is the hit Netflix original series about a woman called Nadia who must constantly relive her birthday and suffer never-ending deaths.

The show ended with Nadia and her pal, Alan, helping each other to move past their pain and grief in parallel timelines that eventually merged into one. So what’s set to happen next in the upcoming season of the dark comedy?

Natasha Lyonne stars in Russian Doll
Natasha Lyonne stars in Russian Doll and the show has been renewed for a second season

When will Russian Doll season 2 start on Netflix?

On June 12, 2019 Netflix confirmed that Russian Doll would be coming back for a second season.

At the moment, fans are predicting the show will return around February 2020, seeing as that will be a year after the first season dropped.

It seems the show could have quite a few seasons to go according to the show’s co-creator Leslye Headland.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: “We pitched Netflix three seasons of the most bonkers, heartfelt, passionate, this-is-what-we-truly-feel-like-is-our-story-to-tell idea… And they said: ‘Great, the more of that the better.’”

Russian Doll season two confirmed
Fans are waiting to see if the new season will continue to follow the story of Nadia and Alan

What is Russian Doll about and how did season one end?

Russian Doll is about a woman called Nadia who dies repeatedly while at her birthday party in New York.

The first time she dies she is hit by a taxi, but then she keeps reliving the same night and dying in different ways.

She tries to avoid death by taking different routes out of the party and in the process she meets a man who is experiencing the same thing.

In the last episode, the Nadia and Alan we’ve been following from the beginning are no longer in the same universe.

They’ve been split into two separate timelines, each of them newly charged with a sense of purpose and a desire to live.

But the twist is they’re paired with the past versions of each other – meaning they have to help each other (but they don’t actually know each other – still following us?)

By using the dual timelines, we get to see just how far both characters have progressed and this allows the strong versions of themselves to help the other.

Nadia and Alan’s final task is to help each other out of the loop.

Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and Natasha Lyonne
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Show creators Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and Natasha Lyonne will once again work together on the new season[/caption]

What will happen in the second season of Russian Doll?

The show was created by Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and Natasha Lyonne and they have always had a clear vision for the spirit of the show.

Natasha Lyonne told THR: “I definitely have ideas that range from the really out-there anthology to staying on board with our friend Nadia. And maybe it’s all one idea.

“Certainly, what we pitched and the heart and soul of Russian Doll, I’d love to continue to get to work in that way. It’s very satisfying and kind of wild.”

Leslye Headland all but confirmed Natasha Lyonne’s presence on screen: “When initially pitched, Nadia was a presence throughout all three of them. But it was not in a very conventional way if that makes sense.

“She was always a presence, as we knew Lyonne would always be the beating heart and soul of this show. Whether she was being haunted or she was haunting the narrative, she would be there.”

Who is in the cast of Russian Doll?

It would make sense for Natasha Lyonne to return as the main role of Game Developer Nadia.

While Charlie Barnett should also return to his part as Alan.

Greta Lee, who previously played Soojin in Girls, might reappear as Maxine.

It seems like we might also see Elizabeth Ashley return as Ruth.

Time will tell if Natasha’s Orange Is The New Black co-star Dascha Polanco will feature in the new season.

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