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Russian Doll Season 2 Spoilers, Rumors, News, Date and Cast

You’ve binged the hell out of Natasha Lyonne’s Russian Doll. Hell, you’ve even watched it twice—including that gut-punch of a finale. You know when Nadia’s going to say “kaka-roach.” You know just how subtly Maxine’s “Sweet birthday baby” changes every time.

So, naturally, you’re wondering: Is there going to be a second season? Here’s what we know.

Has a second season been confirmed?

In June, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that there would be a second season of Russian Doll, consisting of eight episodes. Lyonne and Netflix Originals’ Cindy Holland nodded to the forthcoming continuation at Recode’s Code Conference: “Same show, just weirder,” said Lyonne. “The character is a coder, so it would be appropriate to have this be the time and place to say, yes.”

Did you get the news? ‘Cause you’re about to die. Season 2 of #RussianDoll is coming soon! pic.twitter.com/keE0gN35I8— Russian Doll (@RussianDoll) June 11, 2019

The confirmed second season is a good sign that ultimately there might be three seasons of cult show. Lyonne and co-creator Leslye Headland told Thrillist after the first season aired that the team pitched Netflix three seasons of the show, but future seasons might look nothing like the existing one: “Certainly there’s additional things that we would love to explore if it makes sense to do it,” Lyonne said. “Some of my ideas veer pretty wildly from exactly this world, some sort of stay in it.”

“We definitely pitched it as this three-season idea and yet it’s so interesting to think about how that shapes and morphs in the time since making it,” Lyonne told The Hollywood Reporter in another interview. “Who knows if we’ll be lucky enough to go back down the rabbit hole. That’s tomorrow’s question. But I think we have some ideas.”

Headland told The Hollywood Reporter: “We pitched Netflix three seasons of the most bonkers, heartfelt, passionate, this-is-what-we-truly-feel-like-is-our-story-to-tell idea… And they said: ‘Great, the more of that the better.'”

What could a second season be like?

According to Lyonne, there are plenty of ways it could go. “I definitely have ideas that range from the really out-there anthology to staying on board with our friend Nadia,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “Certainly, what we pitched and the heart and soul of Russian Doll, I’d love to continue to get to work in that way. It’s very satisfying and kind of wild…. The idea that they would conceivably follow us on that course, should we jump off that cliff, it’s pretty fun to even consider the fantasy.”

“We all have more to tell as artists,” Headland said. “When initially pitched, Nadia was a presence throughout all three of them. 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.”

What could a second season be like?

According to Lyonne, there are plenty of ways it could go. “I definitely have ideas that range from the really out-there anthology to staying on board with our friend Nadia,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “Certainly, what we pitched and the heart and soul of Russian Doll, I’d love to continue to get to work in that way. It’s very satisfying and kind of wild…. The idea that they would conceivably follow us on that course, should we jump off that cliff, it’s pretty fun to even consider the fantasy.”

“We all have more to tell as artists,” Headland said. “When initially pitched, Nadia was a presence throughout all three of them. 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.”

One thing that might affect potential future seasons is viewers’ responses. Headland told IndieWire that she enjoyed the “immediate feedback” afforded by Netflix’s streaming model: “We’ll know within that first week what are the aspects of this world that people are really responding to. What are the things that feel like they’re popping and working, and what are the things that maybe aren’t?”

What questions remain unsolved from the first season?

The finale, while emotionally resonant, was a little ambiguous in terms of what it meant in real-world terms. You could read the whole thing as an “existential adventure,” as Lyonne herself once called it, that doesn’t have any relationship with the real world. Or you could puzzle over whether Nadia and Charlie are actually dead, what the final scene’s parade meant, whether the individual timelines did spiral out into their existences. Are they in purgatory? And what’s Horse’s real story? Oh my God, my head hurts.

Who would be in the cast?

Again, there’s no telling. But it seems certain that Lyonne and Headland would be involved behind the scenes, at the very least.

When will it premiere?

No word yet! Watch this space.