The loop will begin again.
“Russian Doll” has been renewed at Netflix for a second go-around. The news was revealed Tuesday afternoon by star/co-creator Natasha Lyonne and Netflix’s original content Vice President Cindy Holland during an interview at Recode’s Code Conference.
At the panel, Holland asked Lyonne if she wanted to do a second season. “Me, Cindy? Same show, just weirder? Are you sure?” Lyonne asked, playing along. “Nadia Vulvokov is a coder, as you know, so I guess it would be somewhat appropriate to maybe have this be the time and place to say yes, very much so, I would love to do that, Cindy.”
The first season of “Russian Doll” revolved around the aforementioned Nadia, a coder invited to a party in New York City on her 36th birthday. However, after dying unexpectedly, Nadia finds herself reliving the party, and the night that follows, over and over again, each time dying and having to restart at the same moment during the evening. After a few loops, she tries to unravel what is causing her to remain trapped in time.
Netflix does not release viewer data, but the show has been an enormous critical darling and has a good shot at becoming the streaming giant’s next heavyweight at the Emmy’s. Lyonne and company have stated that they intend for the show to tell a story across three seasons, which this news has certainly put them on the road towards.
“Russian Doll” is the most recent series at Netflix to secure a renewal, following “Lucifer,” “On My Block,” and “Dead to Me.” They are the lucky ones; casualties of the service who will not be returning include “The Ranch,” “One Day at a Time,” and “Santa Clarita Diet.”