'Russian Doll' Season 2: Netflix Release Date, Trailer, Plot, and Episodes
Netflix just released the Groundhog Day-esque Russian Doll, and already, fans are eager for more. Starring and co-created by Orange Is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne, the series follows Nadia, who keeps reliving the same night: the night she dies. But just because she seemingly solves one problem doesn’t mean her story’s over, does it?
Lyonne and co-creator Leslye Headland hope not, as the pitch was originally for three seasons, they revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. Read on to find out what to expect from a potential Russian Doll Season 2 and beyond.
What Happens at the End of Russian Doll Season 1?
Season 1 follows Nadia on her fatal Groundhog Day night, but early on in the series she learns she’s not the only one stuck in a loop. So is Alan, played by Charlie Barnett. We later learn that Alan originally died from committing suicide, and that whenever one of them dies, the other one also immediately drops dead.
As the show continues, the two of them work together to solve the mystery and save each other’s lives while the world around them begins to collapse. Eventually, they manage to break the loop and avoid death.
Will There Be a Russian Doll Season 2?
We don’t know yet. It’s up to Netflix if it wants to make more, but Russian Doll’s creators are certainly interested in keeping the story going. In an interview with THR, Headland said they originally pitched a three-season story featuring Natasha Lyonne. So if the show does well, there’s a clear path forward.
When Is the Russian Doll Season 2 Release Date?
Again, we don’t know, but it’s possible Netflix could stick with the early February release date if it renews the show. That especially worked given its Groundhog Day-inspired theme, though, since we don’t know if or how that premise could carry into a potential Russian Doll Season 2, or whether that might influence the release.
When Will a Russian Doll Season 2 Trailer Be Released?
If Netflix does renew the series, expect to see a teaser announcing that news and perhaps another one in the months leading up to the release date.
As for an official trailer, the Season 1 trailer dropped about a month before the episodes did. We should have a better idea of when to expect a new trailer when we know if and when there will be a Season 2.
How Many Episodes Will There Be in Russian Doll Season 2?
We don’t know, but since its creators pitched the series as three seasons to Netflix originally, it’s possible they planned each season to be about the same length. Season 1 was eight episodes long, and if there is a Season 2, it seems likely it could have the same number of episodes.
What Will the Russian Doll Season 2 Plot Be?
Since we don’t know if there will be a Season 2 yet, we can’t say much about the plot. However, it seems safe to assume that Lyonne’s Nadia will play some role, even if she’s not necessarily the main character.
“When initially pitched, Nadia was a presence throughout all three of them,” Headland told THR. “But it was not in a very conventional way, if that makes sense. She was always a presence, as we knew Lyonne would always be the beating heart and soul of this show. Whether she was being haunted or she was haunting the narrative, she would be there.”
It sounds like Nadia might not be the main character in Season 2 and beyond, though she could still play a key role in guiding whoever Russian Doll decides to focus on next. This could also give the show a chance to explore the rules of this universe, which are only hinted at in Season 1.
Then again, the story that was pitched originally may not be what a potential Season 2 turns out to be.
Headland also pointed to the “different vibe” of Friends From College Season 2 when telling IndieWire that they’re hoping to see what viewers thought of the first season and what worked and what didn’t.
For now, we just have to wait and see if Netflix wants a Russian Doll Season 2. We’ll let you know as we find out more.
Russian Doll Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.
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