8:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Dead to Me' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
Dead to Me is alive and well at Netflix.
The streamer used its For Your Consideration Emmy panel on Monday night to announce that its dark comedy from creator and showrunner Liz Feldman is officially returning for a second season.
Stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will return for the newly announced season two and will reprise their roles as friends-turned-enemies-turned-friends Jen and Judy, respectively. It's unclear if co-star James Marsden will return, given the events of the season one finale. (We won't spoil that, but read Feldman's comments on the surprising ending here.)
While Netflix, like other streamers, does not release viewership data, Dead to Me has become a critical darling and stands as a potential awards season player. The "traumedy" currently has an 87 percent rating among critics and impressive 93 percent audience score on RottenTomatoes.com.
Dead to Me hails from CBS TV Studios and counts Gloria Sanchez Productions' Will Ferrell and Adam McKay among its executive producers. Christie Smith, who manages Feldman, also exec produces alongside Gloria Sanchez's Jessica Elbaum. Applegate also is credited as an EP on the series, which marks her first TV role in seven years. Applegate told The Hollywood Reporter that Feldman (The Ellen Show, 2 Broke Girls) talked her out of "semi-retirement" to star on the show.