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.
via: GettyThe 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.
The two meet at a support group and form an unlikely friendship...
via: imdbDespite 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...
via: GettyAfter 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 show received rave reviews...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...
SWEAR TO GOD IF NETFLIX DOESNT RENEW #DEADTOME FOR ANOTHER SEASON IM CANCELING MY ACCOUNT— Flora Marrugi (@Flora Marrugi)1558848603.0
Another fan impatiently waited for an announcement.
Bf: what do you want for dinner? Me: I’m literally not eating until season 2 of @deadtome is announced— Syd (@Syd)1557199235.0
Fans finally had their prayers answered a few months back.
guess who's coming back for a second season! more like DEAD 2 ME amirite?? https://t.co/6fBYnypQHU— Netflix UK & Ireland (@Netflix UK & Ireland)1559638749.0
And as the weeks go by, more details surrounding the upcoming second season have been revealed.
via: imdbSince the season got the green light, fans have been drip-fed teasers and clues about what to expect next time.
Creator, Liz Feldman, says there will be more "darkness" during the second season.
She also said there will be a "role reversal" of sorts.
via: imdb"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.
In September, we got an exciting update on the series' progress...
via: imdbDead To Me season 2 officially began filming.
The exciting news was confirmed by Christina Applegate:
Here we go again https://t.co/UK1WRoS4Od— christina applegate (@christina applegate)1568420805.0
During a recent interview, Linda Cardellini, dropped some hints about what we'll see during season 2.
via: imdb"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.
Her co-star, Christina Applegate, has also spoken out about the new season:
via: imdbIn a previous interview with TV Guide, the actress explained that the new episodes are a lot harder to make.
"It's going to be much harder work for me this season."
via: imdb"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.
If you want to refresh your memory, check out the season 1 trailer below:The first season is currently airing on Netflix.
So, how long will we have to wait for season 2?
via: GettySadly, 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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