Season 2 of ‘Dead to Me’ Will Have ‘More Secrets and More Twists’ Than Before

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Since its release in May, the internet has been going crazy for Dead to Me.

The dark comedy skyrocketed to popularity, having us on the edge of our seats as we watched Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) form an unlikely friendship following the murder of Jen’s husband. However, after an epic cliffhanger of a finale, fans of the show were very relieved when Netflix has announced that the hit series is set to return for a highly-anticipated second season.

Now, as more details are released – it looks like the second season is well and truly underway.

Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming season…

Dead to Me first hit our screens in May.

The show, created by Liz Feldman, follows Jen, who has been recently widowed after her husband was killed in a hit-and-run, and Judy, who’s also recently suffered a tragic loss.  

Despite their less-than-similar personalities, the pair become friends after meeting at a grief support group. But, though all may seem well, Judy is hiding a shocking secret that could bring their lives crashing down.

Now, let’s talk about that cliffhanger of a finale…

After a shocking plot-twist of an ending (*spoiler alert* Judy’s husband gets shot by Jen…now he’s floating in her backyard pool), fans were desperate to find out what happens next.

The hit-series has an 8.2 IMDB rating as well as claiming the top spot as the no.1 show in the U.K.

After binge-watching the show, Dead to Me fanatics impatiently demanded a second season…

This fan jokingly threatened to cancel her Netflix subscription if the show didn’t get a season 2.

She joked about a conversation she had with her boyfriend about the show.

Fans finally had their prayers answered a few months back.

Netflix announced that the show will be returning for a second season, seeing Applegate and Cardellini reprise their roles as Jen and Judy.  

Since the season got the green light, fans have been drip-fed teasers and clues about what to expect next time.


She told The Hollywood Reporter: “Just like the rest of the show, it’s not exactly what you think it’s going to be.
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“This show will always be a show that explores the dark sides and the light sides of grief, loss, forgiveness, and friendship. So, suffice to say, there will be more darkness.”

“There’s an evening of the score and there’s a rebalancing that will take place and almost, in some ways, a role reversal.” It’s certainly cryptic but very intriguing.

Dead To Me season 2 officially began filming.

The star posted a photo to Twitter showing her holding hands with co-star Linda Cardellini at a table read.

“There are definitely going to be more secrets and more twists and turns, so we can count on that.” ” I knew there was a twist in the first episode when I read the first season, but I didn’t realize how each episode would be, that the show would turn and twist as the season went on. So I’m really excited about that,” she explained.

In a previous interview with  TV Guide, the actress explained that the new episodes are a lot harder to make.

“Holy crap! Liz ( Feldman – showrunner) went over what the season is going to look like. Oh hell. She said it’s going to be much harder work for me this season. I was depleted as a human being after last year. I plan on trying to laugh a lot between now and September [when filming on season 2 began]. Really enjoy lightness,” she explained.

The first season is currently airing on Netflix.

Sadly, fans still have a little while to wait. The series is expected to return next year, with a specific release date still not on the table. But hopefully, it won’t be too long before we see our favorite pair back on our screens and we get some answers to that explosive cliffhanger finale.

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