Netflix Renews Dead To Me For A Third And Final Season
Netflix has delivered the news that some of us have been waiting for.
The legendary and hilarious series Dead to Me will be getting a third season. But sadly, this will also be the series' final instalment.
We know, we know. This is devastating news to be presented with but look on the bright side: at least you'll get to see it go out on a high and we'll finally get to the bottom of that cliffhanger of an ending of season two.
Breaking the news on Twitter, the streaming service told fans: "The brilliant Dead To Me has been renewed for a third (and final) season!"
The brilliant Dead To Me has been renewed for a third (and final) season! pic.twitter.com/G526LJAWO0
- Netflix (@netflix) July 6, 2020
Following the news, writer Liz Feldman said on Instagram that she was grateful to be able to continue working with her 'incredible, talented' cast and crew.
She wrote: "Thrilled to announce @deadtome will be back for one more season! Grateful to keep working with #christinaapplegate, @lindacardellini, @james_marsden and the amazing writers, cast and crew. Couldn't love these incredible, talented people more."
The first series followed 'hotheaded widow' Jen (Christina Applegate) as she dealt with the grief of losing her husband in a hit-and-run incident, in turn befriending 'eccentric optimist' Judy (Linda Cardellini) after meeting her at a bereavement support group.
The second season then continued to tell the tale of Jen and Judy's unorthodox but beautiful friendship, which was once again tested in the wake of another tragic event.
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Ms Applegate has posted about the bittersweet announcement that the series won't be continuing past season three.
Writing on Twitter, the actor said: "I will miss these ladies. But we felt this was the best way to tie up the story of these women. Thank you to all the fans. We will be getting back to work when it is safe to do so. Much love."
Since it premiered in 2019, the programme has proven to be a huge hit with viewers, who have praised it for its unique portrayal of grief - along with its clever twists and turns.
Speaking to Thrillist in the run-up to season two's release, Feldman said: "I always wanted to work in multi-cam, as a joke writer, but then, once I was in year seven or eight of that, I wanted to tell more serialised stories that could have depth and didn't rely on laugh tracks.
"What you're watching in Dead To Me is very much through my lens - how I approach life. I'm a comedian, so my way of handling grief and loss is to feel it and go through it, but also to find the moments that are funny.
"Inevitably, there's something funny in almost every dark thing. If you can find a way to laugh at it, we all know that that helps. It's my coping mechanism."
Here's hoping things can go out with a bang for the third and final instalment, which currently has no release date.
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