Onesumore: ‘Russian Doll’ Season 2: Netflix Release Date, Production Updates & What to Expect
One of the best Netflix Originals of 2019, Russian doll, has been confirmed for a second season which began filming in March 2021 after a year of delay. Now production is underway, hhere’s what we know so far about season 2 of Russian doll.
Russian doll is an Original Netflix comedy-drama series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland.
Since the show debuted on Netflix on February 1, 2019, the show has been nominated for five Emmys. These include:
- Outstanding comic series
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Natasha Lyonne)
- Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Allison Silverman)
- Outstanding writing for a comedy series (Ammy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland)
- Exceptional coordination of stunts for a comedy series or variety program (Christopher Place)
Inspired by the likes of groundhog day, Natasha Lyonne plays Nadia who is the guest of honor at her own birthday party, organized by her best friend. When Nadia accidentally dies after being hit by a car, she mysteriously finds herself in the bathroom at the party she was attending. Confused and believing she was drugged, when Nadia begins to die over and over again she begins to question her own sanity as she attempts to break the cycle of death that she can’t seem to escape.
Where is the production Russian doll season 2 and release date?
Current production schedule: Shooting in March 2021 (Last update: 02/10/2021)
Originally, filming for the second Russian doll was scheduled to start on March 30, 2020.
New York has been hit hard by the coronavirus and as a result all filming has been postponed and / or canceled altogether.
Let’s take a quick look at the timeline so far for Russian doll season 2.
In an interview with Deadline (July 2019), Lyonne revealed that the show’s second season hadn’t even been written.
“Amy and I spent some time the other day, and this is the start. We’re not in the room officially yet, but I will say it doesn’t become a New York dating show or something – and no shadows on those shows, but it’s not that show ” .
In another interview, Natasha Lyonne said there has been a lot of brainstorming, saying:
“I’m very excited about some of our early conversations and seeing where they really lead as we start to dedicate pen to paper once we’re back in the room. But the first notes are quite heavy, ”
Further teases in another interview, this time with ET Online, Lyonne had the following about Season 2:
“What can I tell you? This is… you want to jump off a cliff in a creative way… I think I’ll give you a series of obscure answers but suffice to say, I’m very moved that people are getting deep down and it was the revelation of Russian doll connection, so I guess my intention in our plans is to keep digging deep in an aesthetically pleasing and fun way inside. “
In September 2020, Daniel Richtman (an entertainment scooper known for posting exclusive casting grids) released a new role for season 2 of Russian doll. More precisely, a new “lead male series”.
Here is how the character is described:
“New main character for the season. It’s a male role of love interest, chaming, but turns out to be a con artist / con artist type. He’s described to us as a “young Benicio Del Toro”, and Natasha envisions names like Oscar Isaac or Andre Holland. “
Now, in February 2021, Weekly production revealed that the second season is is scheduled to begin production on March 1, 2021, and filming will take place again in New York City.
Production has kicked off as planned and we’ve already seen a handful of images leaked (via Getty Images) with photos from the new season. You can also find a lot more behind-the-scenes photos via this site on EV GRIEVE which follows the news and film productions of the East Village of New York where the show is filming.
via Daily Mail pic.twitter.com/ICC0cJSVH3
– What’s new on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) March 11, 2021
Some more photos via GettyImages for the ongoing shoot for Russian Doll season 2! pic.twitter.com/AsiasDXvD9
– What’s new on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) April 6, 2021
Perhaps more interestingly, a snapper on the set of Russian doll Season 2 reveals that the season code name is Black Gumball. Doing a quick search for it reveals a handful of casting calls. Interestingly, a number of listings seem to indicate that the second season will feature (as some of the images above show) many roles with actors playing people who could be found in the 1980s. It could (and we have to) point out that this is pure speculation) that we might see a time jump in Season 2 until the 1980s.
As for the season 2 release date of Russian doll will be anyone’s guess. Our best guess is that even if it could be released in 2021, we would bet our money on its release in 2022.
Casting for Russian Doll Season 2
We’ll start with the great returning character. Natasha Lyonne will certainly return to reprise her role as Nadia Vulvokov. However, most of the other characters in Season 1 have yet to be confirmed.
Right after production began, the first major cast came out for season 2, namely Annie Murphy, known for her role in the award-winning comedy series on Netflix. Schitt Creek, would be join the show. Character details have not been revealed.
What to expect from Russian Doll season 2
Warning: spoilers follow for the first season of Russian Doll.
One of the biggest questions in Season 2 is when, where, and how Season 2 will play out. If we factor in the end of the first season, audiences definitely left a lot to interpret and a lot of doors open for the future. The last shot of the finale seems to indicate that Nadia and Alan have managed to transcend realities and have been reunited. Or was it just one of the millions of deadlines that may have happened?
So far all we have to do from what we can expect from Season 2 are the behind-the-scenes footage above which seems to indicate that we can time travel in a way. or another (although, again, absolutely not confirmed).
We’ll keep you posted, but it’s worth familiarizing yourself with the end of Season 1 to prepare for Season 2.
Will there be a Russian Doll season 3?
It’s far too early to predict if Russian doll will be back for a season 3 at this point.
However, if we go back a few years, Natasha Lyonne herself said that the show was originally billed as a series of three seasons. This would certainly suggest that there is more to come after the successes of Season 2.
Look forward to the release of Russian doll season 2? Let us know in the comments below.