'Dead To Me': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else you need to know about Netflix's upcoming series

When a grieving widow meets an eccentric and free-spirited woman in a support group, they forge an unusual yet comforting friendship through their polar opposite viewpoints.


                            'Dead To Me': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else you need to know about Netflix's upcoming series

Do you remember the uptight Gwendolyn (Christina Applegate) from 'Bad Moms'? Well, Christina is coming back in a new avatar as Jen in the upcoming summer series on Netflix - 'Dead to Me'. The trailer, which was released recently, is packed with theatrical actions and perfect comic timing. But this is not going to be a one-man show; Linda Cardellini aka Judy will be Jen's partner in crime with a murky past. The official trailer leaves a lot to the imagination with a subtle assurance that it is not going to be the usual run of the mill hilarious web-series. So we did some digging and here's what you need to know about the upcoming show: 

Release date

The series is scheduled to be released on May 3, 2019.

Plot

Created by Liz Feldman, the series will witness an amalgamation of creative directors starting from Amy York Rubin, Kat Coiro, Geeta Patel and Abe Sylvia.  The official synopsis of the show reads: "A powerful friendship blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret in this darkly comic series."

Cast

So far we are aware that Christina Applegate as Jen will take the leading position along with Linda Cardellini as Judy, along with other actors, whose roles are yet to defined and identified. We will also get to see the legendary Edward Asner known for his role in 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' and Max Jenkins who is known for his role in 'The Mysteries of Laura and Crown Prince'. We also get to see James Marsden briefly into action in the trailer, however, we are yet to find out what exactly will be his role.  Marsden is known for his varied roles starting from '27 dresses', 'Enchanted', 'X-Men' and 'Hairspray'. Sam McCarthy and Luke Rosseler will be seen playing the roles of Jen's children. McCarthy is known for his roles in 'All these Small Moments', 'Candor' and 'The Blacklist'.   

Applegate will be coming stepping into the smaller screen with a lead role, she is also the executive producer of the show. She is also known for her roles in 'Bad Moms', 'Hall pass', etc. 

Christina Applegate attends the 5th Annual Light Up the Blues Concert an Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks at Dolby Theatre on April 21, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Christina Applegate attends the 5th Annual Light Up the Blues Concert an Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks at Dolby Theatre on April 21, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Linda Cardellini will also be seen in the lead role as Judy. Linda was last seen the Oscar-winning movie 'The Green Book' as a doting wife.  

Linda Cardellini attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)
Linda Cardellini attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Creator 

Liz Feldman is not new to the viewers. She has carefully crafted her work to cater to the needs of the time.  Feldman is known for TV series '2 Broke Girls', 'The Ellen Degeneres Show', 'One Big Happy' and more. However, this time Feldman has given a tiny twist to her comic timing a generous dose of suspense and thrill.  

Executive producer Liz Feldman speaks onstage during the 'One Big Happy' panel discussion at the NBC/Universal portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)
Executive producer Liz Feldman speaks onstage during the 'One Big Happy' panel discussion at the NBC/Universal portion of the 2015 Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

The official trailer which is already out has a sinister subsoil which goes beyond the obvious dark comedy and introduces 'Dead To Me' as an off-the-rack comedy.  See the trailer here.



 

Photos

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will be seen together in upcoming Netflix web-series Dead To Me
Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will be seen together in upcoming Netflix web-series Dead To Me

 

We are about to witness a flourishing friendship between two opposing characters in Dead To Me between Linda (L) and Christina (R)
We are about to witness a flourishing friendship between two opposing characters in Dead To Me between Linda (L) and Christina (R)