Netflix announces premiere date of ‘Russian Doll’ season 2
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Netflix announces premiere date of ‘Russian Doll’ season 2

After months of bated anticipation, Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date of Russian Doll season two. 

A few weeks ago, the streaming service released the first look photos from the upcoming season that featured the protagonist played by Natasha Lyonne alongside Schitt’s Creek actress Annie Murphy in a never-before-seen avatar. Netflix dropped the official teaser trailer for the series on Monday, March 7th, 2022. 

The first season saw Lyonne’s Nadia stuck in a continuous-time loop on her birthday where she would die at the exact moment in a New York City bathroom, only to restart her life at the precise moment. 

The second season will also star Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee, Elizabeth Ashley, Sharlto Copley and Yul Vazquez, besides Murphy and Lyonne. 

The trailer shows Lyonne’s character travelling through time in a transit system as a montage of snippets flashes by in a flurry. They include instances of her walking up the stairs into what seems to be a graveyard, Nadia falling down the stairs, Barnett sporting a toothy smile with his distinguished moustache and others. 

In the end, Nadia is seen saying, “when the universe fucks with you, let it,” before taking a shot. The trailer also shows the infamous bathroom door with the time loop portal towards the end.

While announcing season two, Netflix said that the show would “continue to explore existential thematics through an often humorous and sci-fi lens”. 

Nadia and Alan (Barnett) will find “fate even worse than endless death”. They will journey “deeper into their pasts through an unexpected time portal located in one of Manhattan’s most notorious locations” to experience an “ever-expanding, era-spanning, intergenerational adventure”. However, it is way more than they will bargain for, and they must find a way to escape. 

Lyonne had promised the second show to be a “wild ride”. 

Russian Doll season two will premiere on Netflix on April 20th, 2022.