The streaming service is bringing back Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini for another highly anticipated dark adventure.
When it comes to quality entertainment, Netflix has been throwing off major bombs lately which keep people glued to their screens and Dead to Me is certainly one of them! The American dark comedy series starring Christina Applegate as Jen Harding and Linda Cardellini as Judy Hale aired this May and got people absolutely hooked.
Created by Emmy Award-winning comedian and writer Liz Feldman, the 10 episode series was praised worldwide for its great storyline and character development and all thanks to the show's fanbase and popularity, it has now been renewed for a second season already!
And, are we honestly even surprised? Season one ended on such a weird cliffhanger that we NEED another season to find answers to all the questions we have! Plus, Netflix is always quick to renew successful shows so we kinda saw this coming. Liz is returning as the showrunner and original cast Christina and Linda will be returning back as well to resume their respective roles.
The show revolves around "a powerful friendship that blossoms between Jen, a tightly wound widow, and Judy, a free spirit with a shocking secret."
Feldman has spilled some beans about the upcoming season and we are super thrilled! “It will be about the further exploration of this friendship, and relationship, and now very complicated dynamic, or even more complicated dynamic between these two women,” Feldman told EW.
“What I wanted to do was create a situation where they’re forced together, and they need each other now in some ways more than they did at the beginning of season 1.”
And, she did talk about THAT ending as well. (WARNING: SPOILERS) "I originally had pitched an entire season to Netflix, which is the pitch that I sold them. And my ending was… I did not go as far as to kill Steve. Sometimes, when things are pitched in the writer’s room, there is an electricity that takes over the room, you can feel this sort of palpable buzz because it’s a good idea and everybody knows it. That’s what happened when they brought up the possibility of killing Steve. I thought it was kind of a big swing," she told Uproxx.
I am:— Taber Feltner (@Tabes9581) June 4, 2019
🔘 pumped Dead to Me is coming back for season 2
She also revealed that this is the show she always wanted to work on. In fact, she also planned an alternate ending and she might use that one for the finale of season 2. "This is the kind of show I have always wanted to make, but what happens in your writing career is you often get, I don’t want to say pigeonholed, but you seem to get work in the genre that you start in and it becomes harder to sort of break out."
"I started as a joke writer, but I was always really interested in shows that were dark and twisty and edge of your seat kind of thrill rides if you will...Obviously, Jen and Judy have a love for each other, but once Jen finds out what Judy has done, that’s a very difficult thing to forgive. So, we wanted to set them on an even footing. They’re forced together to keep this, secret if you will. And in doing so, will be confronted with having to forgive each other," she elaborated. Are you excited for season 2? It's coming this 2020!