Although Natasha Lyonne managed to remain tight-lipped about what we can expect from the second season, she did say "Same show, just weirder."
It was always on the cards, wasn't it? Netflix has now officially renewed 'Russian Doll' for a second season and looks like we are going to be living in an eternal loop with Natasha Lyonne. Not that we would mind but the second season will only be better and crazier than the first one that was, in fact, almost akin to a roller coaster ride.
It all happened when co-creator and series' star Natasha Lyonne confrmed the renewal status on Tuesday at Recode’s Code Conference in Arizona, reports Deadline. It was also confirmed by the official Twitter account of the Netflix show with a trippy video alongside playing Harry Nilsson’s 1971 song “Gotta Get Up”.
Although Natasha managed to remain tight-lipped about what we can expect from the second season, she did say "Same show, just weirder." The conference also involved Netflix content VP Cindy Holland and we knew something big was coming our way. "Want to do a season two, Natasha?” Holland asked Lyonne.
“Me, Cindy? Same show, just weirder? Are you sure?” Lyonne replied. “Nadia Vulvokov is a coder, as you know, so I guess it would be somewhat appropriate to maybe have this be the time and place to say yes, very much so, I would love to do that, Cindy.”
The official synopsis of the first season reads: "On Nadia's 36th birthday she is struck by a car and killed, only to finds herself alive and well, back at her own birthday party earlier that night. When she dies again and her timeline resets, Nadia begins to question her own sanity as she strives to unravel the mystery of why and how this is all happening."
The first season became an instant hit among Netflix viewers when it aired in February. Many fans and critics lauded the show for giving them a more modern approach to 'Groundhog Day‘s' premise. It became quite popular, thanks to its Netflix binge format and its half-hour duration, which made it a whole lot easier to catch up with the show.
The series had many talented stars on the roster which included the likes of Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley, and Charlie Barnett. And let's not forget it was co-created by none other than Amy Poehler. It is produced by Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, Universal Television, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Ever since fans got to know that their favorite TV series has been renewed for a second season, their happiness knew no bounds. Many took to Twitter to express the excitement over the renewal of the comedy-mystery series. A Twitter user wrote: Netflix Queen hand her the rights to Netflix how, she basically owns it!
Meanwhile, another added: Not really sure how this is supposed to work across multiple seasons, but I'll give it a shot. A third added: This is so cool. I turn 36 next year and this is going to be so great to commemorate that “milestone stone”. Congrats and also thank you for continuing this adventure and mind fuck for us all"
I've been waiting for millions of years. This literally made my day🤗☺️— NatashaLyonne_forever❤️ (@Billieshoe1) June 11, 2019