Netflix’s ‘Russian Doll’ Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Entertainment, Netflix, TV
Published 12.06.19

Netflix’s black-comedy drama Russian Doll – starring Orange Is The New Black’s Natasha Lyonne – is getting a second season.

We live in an age of instant gratification and non-stop, 24/7 #content.

I can’t complain too much because I’m part of the media that peddles it, but as far as TV shows go there’s an endless amount to keep up with.

The on-demand nature of TV has completely desensitised us to actual, quality shows, with series’ very much being the flavour of the month before they’re chucked aside for the next, best thing.

However, Russian Doll was one that really went down a treat when it recently aired on the streaming service.


The eight-episode series follows game developer Nadia – played by Natasha Lyonne of Orange Is The New Black fame – as she dies over and over and over again, forcing her to re-live the moment she passes in increasingly unexpected and painful ways.

But don’t take my word for it; its Rotten Tomatoes was 100% upon release.

Pretty impressive.

A number of other critics have been raving about the series too, with NPR’s Linda Holmes writing:

“It’s a performance where the actor understands the character so well, down to every little gesture she makes, every twitch of her face, that it’s startling, at times, to remember she’s fictional.”

And now Netflix has renewed its time-loop, Groundhog Day-style comedy for season two and another eight episodes, according to Deadline.

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].”

Lyonne also appeared in a brief Twitter video announcing that the show is coming back.

Natasha not only stars in Russian Doll, but she’s also the co-creator of it, along with Leslye Headland, and Parks And Recreation’s Amy Poehler. No wonder it’s good.

Speaking to INSIDER about Lyonne’s main character, Leslye Headland said:

“At the beginning of the show you have this protagonist that is very guarded, shields up, ready to take on the night and make the choices she wants to make.

“And slowly, little by little… she has to get deeper and deeper into her psyche, into her own self, into her history, and find that tiny doll essentially, and maybe not confront it, but make peace with it, in order to become whole again.”

Currently there’s no word on when season two will be dropping but it’ll probably be a while.

We’ll keep you up to speed with any developments as they happen.

We’re good aren’t we?

Images via Netflix