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Netflix dark comedy ‘Dead to Me’ officially renewed for season 2

The show became an instant cult favorite.


Ignacio Martinez


Posted on Jun 4, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 11:18 am CDT

The Netflix original series Dead to Me still has some life in it. Netflix has ordered a second season of the dark comedy starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. The news was confirmed by series creator and showrunner Liz Feldman Monday night. 

The show follows Jen (Applegate), a jaded widow who attends a support group after losing her husband to a hit-and-run. There, she meets Judy (Cardellini), an eccentric optimist also dealing with the untimely loss of her partner. An unlikely friendship develops between the two opposing personalities through the shared experience of losing a loved one. However, as their bond grows, secrets surrounding Judy begin coming to light and threaten to change the duo’s lives.

Dead to Me is Applegate’s first starring TV role in seven years and she also serves as an executive producer on the series along with Feldman. Adam McKay and Will Ferrell also executive produce through Gloria Sanchez Productions. The show is produced through CBS Television Studios.

After its season 1 debut on May 3, Dead to Me became a critical darling. The dark comedy holds 87% and 95% approval ratings from critics and audiences respectively on Rotten Tomatoes. The show also received high praise specifically for its authentic, guttural portrayal of the grieving process after losing a loved one.


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*First Published: Jun 4, 2019, 8:45 am CDT