The streaming goliath has renewed the widely praised series for Season 2, which will comprise of eight episodes. The declaration was made at the CODE Conference in Arizona on Tuesday. “Russian Doll” was co-made by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. Lyonne stars as a New York woman who ends up got in an interminable circle of going to her own birthday party just to die and repeat the night over and over again.
Season 1 likewise featured Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley, and Charlie Barnett. Chloë Sevigny, Dascha Polanco, Brendan Sexton III, Rebecca Henderson, Jeremy Bobb, Ritesh Rajan, and Jocelyn Bioh showed up in guest starring roles.
Lyonne, Poehler, and Headland official produce with Lyonne and Headland likewise filling in as writers and directors. The series is created by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media, and 3 Arts Entertainment. Jamie Babbit additionally filled in as executive on the series.
Season 1 of “Russian Doll” dropped in February to near universal acclaim, with the series holding a 96% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In her review for Variety, Caroline Framke wrote, “Often, when it seems like the show has leaned fully into its comedy, not to mention Lyonne’s particularly sharp comic timing, it effortlessly shifts gears into pure drama. It chases punchlines with stark revelations, blends jokes with twists so dark that watching it often becomes a practice in laughing through startled tears.”