Three years after its debut in February 2021 on Netflix, Russian Doll is coming back with a second season. Russian Doll is a comedy-drama series on Netflix. Season 1 of the series has been nominated for five Emmy Awards. And the excitement for Russian Doll Season 2 is on an all-time high.
The acclaimed series stars and is co-created by Natasha Lyonne along with Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. The sneak peeks into Season 2 hints at Nadia experiencing something similar like the time loop, though we see her get out of it in the season 1 finale.
Here’s everything you need to know about Russian Doll Season 2.
Russian Doll Season 2 Release Date
Russian Doll Season 2 is set to premiere on April 20, 2022, on Netflix.
Check out the date announcement released by Netflix below.
What will happen in Russian Doll Season 2?
Though it appeared as Nadia and Alan had managed to break free from the daily loop, the date announcement video suggests there’s more to the metaphysical shenanigans than initially anticipated.
Netflix’s synopsis for the upcoming season reads, “Discovering a fate even worse than endless death, this season finds Nadia and Alan delving deeper into their pasts through an unexpected time portal located in one of Manhattan’s most notorious locations. At first, they experience this as an ever-expanding, era-spanning, intergenerational adventure, but they soon discover this extraordinary event might be more than they bargained for and, together, must search for a way out.”
Russian Doll Season 2 Cast
Quite evident from the official synopsis of the show, Natasha Lyonne and Charlie Barnett will be reprising their roles as Nadia Vulvokov and Alan Zaveri respectively, in the upcoming installment of the show.
Greta Lee is also returning as Maxine, Rebecca Henderson as Lizzy, and Elizabeth Ashley as Ruth. Three newcomers have also been announced to join the show – Carolyn Michelle Smith, Sharlto Copley, and the Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy.
Will there be a Russian Doll Season 3?
Nothing can be said for sure, especially since season 2 is yet to be released. But, according to What’s On Netflix, Natasha had revealed that she was pitched Russian Doll as a three-season series. Hence, there is a strong possibility that there’s more to come after Russian Doll Season 2 ends.
Russian Doll Season 1 Recap
Russian Doll Season 1 follows Nadia who is stuck in a loop where she attends her 36th birthday party every time and dies by the end of the day. She wakes up the next day completely fine and repeats the whole routine.
Nadia was introduced as a carefree person to whom only she and her close ones matter. But, as she gets stuck in the cycle, she starts to grow a certain amount of appreciation and empathy for the world outside of hers.
Rather than just simply reliving the loop, again and again, Nadia decides to help people around her, and herself. She uses this loop as a gift to herself and tries to resolve her childhood traumas. She even helps Alan, the guy she randomly met in an elevator, who originally had harmed himself at the beginning of this loop because his girlfriend, Beatrice had cheated on him. Nadia helps him heal and move on from the relationship.