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Everything we know about Netflix's 'Russian Doll' season 2

With a hint of existentialism and black comedy, Netflix’s Russian Doll deals with the eternal questions pertaining to morality and values. Created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, the show sees Lyonne as the lead character Nadia Vulvokov. 

One of the best and craziest Netflix Original series ever made,  the show focused on the frenzied and reckless Nadia who revels in self-deprecation. Right after her 36th birthday, she is caught in a cynical time loop where she returns every time she dies with her decisions affecting every outcome. 

As she struggles in this video-game-like maze to find an escape, she meets a man named Alan Zaveri. Together, they navigate this mind-boggling, sticky situation and try to find a way out of the endless continuum. 

With eight riveting episodes that detail Nadia’s unwinnable predicament, the show has amassed a huge fan following. Ahead of the release of the second season, here is everything we know about Russian Doll season two:  

Everything we know about Netflix’s ‘Russian Doll’ season 2

Has Netflix renewed Russian Doll for a second season? 

In June 2019, after the show garnered a huge fan following, Netflix renewed Russian Doll for a second season. Creator Leslye Headland confirmed that they had initially pitched the series with a three-season arc which could indicate another season following the second.  

When will Netflix release Russian Doll season two? 

Netflix has not yet confirmed the release date of the second season. However, fans are hopeful for a late 2022 or an early 2023 release. 

How many episodes will there be on Russian Doll season two?

Russian Doll season two will have eight episodes just like the first season. 

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What is the production status for Russian Doll season two?

After the production of the series for the second season was put on hold in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, filming resumed in April 2021. According to Natasha Luonne’s Instagram post, the cast and crew wrapped filming in late June. 

Who are the members of the cast in Russian Doll season two?

Besides Natasha Lyonne and Charlie Barnett, the new season will feature a lot of new faces. Barnett, who played Alan Zaveri in the first season, spoke about how the second season will be “very different” from the first, piquing the interest of fans. 

The new cast members will include Annie Murphy from Schitt’s Creek and Kevin Can F**k Himself. She talked about how she had a “wonderful time” on the show. 

Calling it an “awesome experience”, Murphy said, “I got to shoot in the subway and I got to drive a sports car down the streets of SoHo and shoot in a brownstone on the Upper West Side.”

Murphy will be joined by Carolyn Michelle Smith who is known for having starred in Luke Cage, House of Cards and more. District 9’s Sharlto Copley is also set to be a part of this cast. 

What will Russian Doll season two be about? 

Russian Doll has had a pretty intriguing storyline in the first season. The second season is unpredictable since the first season story came to a proper end. However, Lyonne has confirmed that the upcoming season will certainly be littered with “more bizarre scenarios”. According to the actress, Nadia’s addiction problems could lead to a second-season buildup, portraying what it feels to be alive once again. For someone, who has cheated death innumerable times, it should be a cakewalk. 

Lyonne has also hinted at yet another complex storyline, talking about how the ambiguous ending of the first season could indicate various versions of the characters strutting about Manhattan. “It raises the question of how many versions are there altogether? That’s certainly something that was considered,” said Lyonne. “It presents a question of do they in fact just enter a whole new sort of scenario at that moment, that they kind of completed that round?”