Netflix Renews Russian Doll For Season Two
After the critically acclaimed first season, Netflix has ordered a second instalment to Russian Doll.
Star Natasha Lyonne revealed the big news at Recode's Code Conference, telling the crowd: "Same show, just weirder. The character is a coder so it would be appropriate to have this be the time and place to say, yes. So very much yes, I would love to do [a second season]."
The Netflix original is centred on the main character, Nadiya - played by Lyonne - who dies repeatedly, only to wake up again and again in the same place - the bathroom at her own birthday party.
According to the site: "Russian Doll may be stuck in a time loop, but this endlessly inventive series never repeats itself as it teeters on a seesaw of shifting tones -- from fatally funny to mournfully sad -- that is balanced with exhilarating moxie by an astonishing Natasha Lyonne."
Ironically it was released on February 1, the day before Groundhog Day. Hmm.
And unlike some series which can divide audiences and critics, TV hacks were falling over themselves to praise the hit series.
Sophie Gilbert for The Atlantic, said: "As the series proceeds, it gets more ambitious and more complicated in a way that's gratifying to watch. It's still anchored, though, by its sense of place and time, and by the infinite possibilities that a night walking around New York City presents."
James Poniewozik, from the New York Times, wrote: "For all its memento mori philosophy, the show is a hoot, as adept with physical comedy as with its quips - watching Lyonne navigate a flight of stairs on which she's met several demises is priceless.
"If you spend a lot of time walking in New York (or anywhere else, probably), "Russian Doll" will leave you conscious of the myriad ways death could be around any corner, or teetering on any windowsill."
No official date for the next season has been announced by Netflix, so we could be waiting months, if not years for this to come through.
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