Fans of the Netflix series ‘Russian Doll’ can eventually take a break from re-watching the trippy drama-dy over and over again. According to the show’s star Natasha Lyonne, a second season is officially on its way.
Natasha Lyonne announced the good news yesterday by way of her Instagram account. The short video pays homage to the series with the actress standing in front of a mirror, looking crazed, and stating “Season 2” before turning on her sink as she has countless times already in the first season.
The Hollywood Reporter also confirmed the renewal of ‘Russian Doll’ yesterday. THR quotes Lyonne as saying the new season will be “the same show, but weirder”. Since the first season was full of surprises, lateral universes, and regular deaths-rebirths, we’re delighted to see the innumerable places that this next season could take us.
After the dark comedy debuted this February 1st to rave reviews, the show’s creators were keen on making more episodes. This, despite calls from critics to leave the show at one season, stating their belief that the show would be perfect as a one-off.
Though we haven’t been given a potential release date just yet, we do know that Natasha’s character Nadia, will remain an integral part of the show in Season 2, and Season 3, if all goes to plan.
Natasha told THR “when initially pitched, Nadia was a presence throughout all three of [the proposed seasons].”
“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.”
Hopefully, Netflix drops the eight-episode second eason sooner than later. It’ll be exciting to see how they make things work after the perfect ending of Season 1.
h/t The Hollywood Reporter