Among the several new series that premiered in 2019, Russian Doll is widely regarded as one of the greatest. Lyonne appears in this well-thought dark comedy as a jaded young New Yorker called Nadia Vulvokov who becomes trapped in a time vortex on the evening of her 35th birthday and must therefore figure a way out.
Russian Doll’s debut season received widespread critical acclaim and won six Primetime Emmy nominations, notably Best Tv Comedy as well as Best Female Lead in a Comedy Series. The streaming giant renewed the series for a second season and is it scheduled to arrive on Netflix next month.
Let’s know all about it.
When Is Russian Doll Season 2’s Release Date?
Season 2 of Russian Doll will air on April 20, 2022. Given that it is a Netflix series, all of the next season’s episodes are expected to be published on the very same day. Additionally, if Season 2 follows the style of the first installment (eight episodes lasting thirty minutes or less), it would be a simple marathon for several casual viewers looking for something lighthearted but intelligent.
It’s about time.
Russian Doll returns April 20 pic.twitter.com/iYCujWDqpl
— Netflix (@netflix) March 7, 2022
Who Is in the Cast of Russian Doll Season 2?
Along with Lyonne, the talented ensemble including Charlie Barnett, and Greta Lee will return for Season 2. Elizabeth Ashley (Evening Shade), and Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips) may also reappear, but nobody has been guaranteed as of this writing.
New faces for 2nd installment include Sharlto Copley (District 9), Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Ephraim Sykes (Hamilton), and Carolyn Michelle Smith (House of Cards). Among these fresh cast confirmations, Smith’s was perhaps the most specific, since it indicated that she will reprise her role this season.
“There’s some serious motherf—ers on that Russian Doll show — on a human level — and she’s definitely one of the good guys.”
Does this suggest that Season 2 will include an antagonistic character who will work versus Nadia? Only time will tell whether this proves to be true.
What Is the Plot of Russian Doll Season 2?
The official description of the show reads-
Set four years after Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan (Charlie Barnett) escaped mortality’s time loop together, season two of Russian Doll will continue to explore existential thematics through an often humorous and sci-fi lens. 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.
According to this extensive narrative summary, Russian Doll’s Season 2 would proceed to use time travel to better examine Nadia’s dark history even while providing further understanding of Alan’s family’s background. These narrative elements might even clarify why Murphy’s figure, who was formally introduced in a February 2022 early look image, is costumed as though she’s from the 1970s, complete with huge spectacles.
Even though this latest season of Russian Doll is ostensibly following the main protagonists through various periods in time, Lyonne feels that observant audiences must keep a close eye out for hints and Easter eggs, most of which make reference to Season 1. “It is, without a doubt, a puzzle box,” Lyonne told Entertainment Weekly. “I hope that everyone watches it all and sees where the game goes and lands. I still can’t believe we did it.”