'Dead to Me' Season 2: Release date, cast, plot and all you need to know about the Netflix black comedy

'Dead to Me' Season 2: Release date, cast, plot and all you need to know about the Netflix black comedy
Jen and Judy (Netflix)

Netflix's 'Dead to Me' is a show that is more than a tragicomedy. After a very well-received Season 1, the series is returning for a Season 2 picking up right where it left us at the end of Season 1.

Will all the cliffhangers and - ahem - murders get solved this season? Here is all you need to know about the upcoming series.

Release date

Season 2 of 'Dead to Me' is set to premiere on May 8, 2020, on Netflix.


Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini stunned as Jen and Judy in season one of 'Dead to Me'. The show is spun around their complicated friendship, while the two play their respective roles perfectly, balancing the humor and mystery that looms throughout the series' first season. 

Applegate is returning to TV in a major role after a long break with 'Dead to Me,' which is her first TV series since 'Up All Night' way back in 2012. The actor is famous for her roles in 'Married… With Children' and 'Jesse'. Applegate is also well-known for her role as Gwendolyn in 2016 big-screen release 'Bad Moms' and had won an Emmy for her guest performance on the 'Friends' episode 'The One with Rachel's Other Sister'. For her performance on 'Dead to Me', Applegate received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.


Cardellini is known for her roles in the hit show 'Freaks and Geeks' (2000) and received an Emmy nomination for her role as Meg Rayburn in 2017 series 'Bloodline'. She also found recent big-screen success with roles in Oscar-winning 'Green Book' and 'A Simple Favor'.

The show also stars James Marsden, Edward Asner, Sam McCarthy, Diana Maria Riva and Max Jenkins. The show is expected to bring back the main cast for a second season. 


Judy, Jen and the lies that entwine them are back (Netflix)


'Dead to Me' is created and executive produced by Liz Feldman, who is known for creating 'One Big Happy' starring Elisha Cuthbert. Feldman has written for 'Blue Collar TV', 'Hot in Cleveland', The 79th, 86th and 87th Academy Awards, '2 Broke Girls' and 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. 


Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum and Adam McKay also executive produce the series.


The official synopsis of the second season reads, "Jen (Christina Applegate), Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the lies that entwine them are back. Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the irrepressible pair once again struggle to keep their secrets buried. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other - no matter the cost."



Emmy Award-winning creator Liz Feldman, is returning with Season 2 of 'Dead to Me'. The unique, addictively dark story of Jen and Judy's friendship and their eccentric adventures together seems exciting (by the looks of the trailer). And even as the stakes are higher, their friendship is deeper than before and the traumas that bond loom larger than ever before.


In the trailer for Season 2, the drama, the lies and deception take a turn for the worse as the final events of Season 1 come creeping behind Judy and Jen. Will they be able to get out of this alive?




Where to watch

All episodes of Season 2 of 'Dead to Me' will be available to stream on Netflix on May 8, 2020. 

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