With each passing death, the first season of Natasha Lyonne’s 2019 bizarre time-loop comedy Russian Doll grew in popularity.
Nadia (Lyonne) is a hard-partying New Yorker whose 36th birthday turns tragic, plunging her into a Groundhog Day-style scenario in which she must die repeatedly in order to discover the riddle of what killed her in the first place.
Nadia meets Alan (Charlie Barnett) in the middle of the season, who is also stuck in a loop. Together, they create a time-bending odd couple attempting to untangle themselves, and the outcome was a hugely popular sitcom with a lot of critical acclaim and Emmy nominations.
The program was then officially renewed for a second season in June 2019, several months after it began in February 2019. You’re certainly interested about where the comedy is headed now that it’s been a while since the program debuted on Netflix—and its finale was a little mysterious to begin with.
Here’s a breakdown of everything we know thus far regarding Russian Doll Season 2’s plot.
When will Russian Doll Season 2 be released?
Season 2 of Russian Doll will premiere on Wednesday, April 20. (For those who celebrate, 4/20 is appropriate.) In early March, Netflix finally announced the show’s return.
For fans who watched Russian Doll when it first aired in the winter of 2019, it may seem like an eternity since we last saw Nadia’s scared reflection in the bathroom mirror (over and over again).
Due to the epidemic, it was ultimately postponed, but after such a long wait, it’s finally time to get excited because we’ll be going through the multiverse with Nadia very soon.
While many praised the series for being completely self-contained in its first season, Russian Doll co-creators Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland expressed interest in continuing a multi-season arc shortly after its premiere.
Is there a trailer for Season 2 of Russian Doll?
Netflix released a full-length trailer for Season 2 a few weeks before the premiere date, finally giving fans an idea of what the next installment is about. Nadia thinks she’s been transported back in time after stumbling into a train car that resembles “some type of ’80s flashmob” and includes commercials for Sophie’s Choice.
We see her reuniting with Alan and informing him, “The universe finally discovered something worse than death: I broke time.” It appears that the two time travelers, or “time prisoners,” as Nadia refers to them, are compelled to complete some sort of unfinished business as they journey from the present to the 1980s and then to the early 1900s. It appears to be dizzying and crazy, but even more so than Season 1.
Here’s the Trailer Video by Netflix
If one trailer wasn’t enough for you, Netflix also released a teaser when the premiere date was announced.
It’s another sneak peek at Nadia’s next trip, this time showing her boarding the subway, falling asleep, and finding up in some sort of time-traveling train car, which transports her to some strange locations rather than her intended stop in the Lower East Side.
It’s all extremely strange, and she adds at one point, “When the universe messes with you, let it,” so prepare for a very confusing second season.
What is the total number of episodes in Russian Doll Season 2?
This season, according to IMDb, there will be seven new episodes. Season 2 will have one less episode than Season 1, but we’ll take what we can get.
Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland conceived the show, and they also act as executive producers. Headland authored the pilot episode, and she and Lyonne both contribute to the series as writers.
Lyonne was announced to star in the series alongside the first series order announcement. Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley, and Charlie Barnett have joined the main cast, and Chloe Sevigny, Dascha Polanco, Brendan Sexton III, Rebecca Henderson, Jeremy Bobb, Ritesh Rajan, and Jocelyn Bioh will make guest appearances, according to the premiere announcement.
Annie Murphy was cast in an unannounced position and capacity for the second season in March 2021, while Carolyn Michelle Smith was cast in a recurring role. Sharlto Copley and Ephraim Sykes joined the cast for the second season in April 2021 in unannounced roles and capacities.
Season one’s principal photography began on February 22, 2018 in New York City.
Netflix renewed the series for a second season on June 11, 2019. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, filming for Season 2 was postponed until March 2020. In March 2021, production began a year later.