WARNING: Major spoilers ahead for Dead To Me season 1.
Is Dead To Me season 2 happening, and if so, when will it be released on Netflix? The dark comedy series is one of the best new shows of the spring. The stellar cast created a lot of buzz leading up to the new show's release. The series is created by Liz Feldman and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Now that it's a certified hit, many viewers are wondering what the future holds for the series.
Dark comedies aren't new to the world of TV, but Dead To Me is being referred to as a "traumedy." The series focuses on Jen and Judy, two women that struck up a quick friendship after meeting at a grief support group. Both of the women join the group after suffering from a great sense of loss. But when new details come to light, the basis of their friendship comes into question.
Jen is played by Christina Applegate while Judy is portrayed by Linda Cardellini. Jen, a mother of two boys, is a little unhinged since losing her husband. Judy, on the other hand, is living more carefree. The women have very different personalities but they complement each other. The same goes for Applegate and Cardellini as they have noticeable chemistry onscreen. Despite diving into some very heartwrenching aspects of grief, Dead To Me is packed with well-timed humor. It's no question why viewers are hoping for season 2.
Dead To Me Season 2 Renewal
As of now, there's no word whether or not Netflix will order Dead To Me season 2. The streaming service tends to wait about a month after a series was released before announcing decisions on a renewal. The fact that Dead To Me season 1 ended on a cliffhanger might make Netflix's job a little easier. Dead To Me is receiving favorable reviews, some even calling it the best new show of the year thus far. The superb performances by Applegate and Cardellini are even getting awards chatter. A renewal for Dead To Me season 2 seems like a no-brainer, but then again, Netflix has been making controversial cancellations as of late.
Dead To Me Season 2 Release Date Info
Dead To Me season 1 debuted on Netflix in early May. Netflix gave the series a production order back in April of 2018. In August, Cardellini was cast in a lead role opposite Applegate. It wasn't until October that the rest of the starring roles were cast for the series. Filming presumably took place in the late fall and early winter before the trailer was released in early April. Due to that scheduling, if Netflix decided to make a quick decision, Dead To Me season 2 would be expected to follow the same timeline. In that case, Dead To Me season 2 would most likely release in late spring or early summer of 2020.
Dead To Me Season 2 Story Details
If Dead To Me season 2 happens, it will focus on the events following the shocking cliffhanger which closed out the debut season. Jen's life has turned upside down since the death of her husband. But after learning that the hit and run death came at the hands of her new best friend made matters even more complicated. Steve (James Marsden) was playing with fire in his illegal business dealings but his threatening demeanor caused Jen to shoot him dead. As he's lying dead in the pool, Jen turns to Judy for help.
Will the duo cover up Steve's death or will they come clean about everything? Jen seemed to be absolutely done with Judy in her life but the latest incident might have given her a change of heart. Their friendship is clearly dysfunctional but they're in it together now. All the secrets and lies are interwoven between both of their lives.
Dead To Me season 2 would show the next chapter of their complicated journey as they try to stay afloat without bringing in too much attention to their wrongdoings. Providing a stable life for her children is Jen's priority but the anguish after killing Steve will undoubtedly throw her off course. She may need Judy by her side more than ever to get through this latest traumatic event. Judy, of course, will need her own support for everything she has been through. With Steve now permanently out of the picture, she may be able to breathe a little more freely. Considering there were so many twists and turns in Dead To Me season 1, it's very likely that there are a few remaining mysteries left to be uncovered in the lives of Jen and Judy.