Fans of Netflix’s hit show Dead to Me, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, can relax because it has officially been renewed for a second season. The series follows the complicated friendship between Jen (Applegate) and Judy (Cardellini) after they meet each other in a grief support group.
Without giving away too much about the plot of season one—and seriously, get to Netflix ASAP to watch this addicting show—Dead to Me is at once a comedy, an emotional drama, and a thriller. Personally, I’m thrilled that we’ll get some answers in the aftermath of last season’s shocking cliffhanger.
Showrunner Jen Feldman wrote for Glamour earlier this year about how the series was inspired by some major events in her own life. “Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) have suffered immense loss, but they gain strength and comfort from their newfound friendship. The story, though not autobiographical, is deeply personal,” she wrote. “The facts are made up. The feelings are real.”
I can’t wait to see where she takes the characters next. Here’s what we know, so far at least, about what to expect from season two of Dead to Me. We’ll keep updating as more information becomes available.
1. The premiere date. Netflix hasn’t announced when, exactly, the show will return, but Feldman tweeted that it will be in 2020.
2. Jen and Judy’s friendship will become deeper and even more complicated. “It will be about the further exploration of this friendship, and relationship, and now very complicated dynamic, or even more complicated dynamic between these two women,” Feldman told Entertainment Weekly. “What I wanted to do was create a situation where they’re forced together, and they need each other now in some ways more than they did at the beginning of season 1.”
3. The cast. Not much is known on this front yet, but it’s safe to say Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will likely reprise their roles.