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Dead to Me season 2: Release date, cast and everything you need to know

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From Digital Spy

Note: Contains spoilers for Dead to Me.

Dead to Me's 10-episode first season instantly became a huge hit with viewers, so much so that writer Liz Feldman has confirmed that it will be returning for a second season.

"I grew up with The Facts of Life, Family Ties, and The Show About The Huxtables That Shall Remain Nameless," she told Thrillist. "I always wanted to work in multi-cam, as a joke writer, but then, once I was in year seven or eight of that, I wanted to tell more serialised stories that could have depth and didn't rely on laugh tracks."

"What you're watching in Dead To Me is very much through my lens – how I approach life. I'm a comedian, so my way of handling grief and loss is to feel it and go through it, but also to find the moments that are funny. Inevitably, there's something funny in almost every dark thing. If you can find a way to laugh at it, we all know that that helps. It's my coping mechanism."

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Feldman hopes to keep the show going for as long as possible. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, she said, “It would be the pleasure and honor of my life to do this show for as many seasons as makes sense. I would do this show forever if I could."

Here's everything you need to know about Dead to Me season two.

Dead to Me season 2 release date: When will Dead to Me season 2 air?

While season two has been given the green light, its release date isn't yet on the table. However, with a bit of sleuthing, it's possible to predict when the show's sophomore season could drop.

Season one arrived on Netflix in early May, just over a year after the project was first announced. If the production schedule for season two follows a similar pattern, then filming will most likely start in the autumn of 2019, which could lead to the show's return around late spring 2020.

Of course, that's still all conjecture at this point, but watch this space for updates.

Dead to Me season 2 cast: Who's returning to Dead to Me season 2?

Both Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy (Linda Cardellini) will be returning as the leads.

The pair meet at the Friends of Heaven support group following the sudden deaths of their partners, and the show centres around their relationship which, like the best of 'em, has its ups and downs, the biggest being: it was seemingly Judy who killed Jen's husband Ted in the hit-and-run.

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Other regulars include Max Jenkins as Christopher, Jen's real estate business partner, Luke Roessler as Jen's youngest son Henry, Sam McCarthy as Charlie, Jen's teenage son, Ed Asner as Abe, a resident at the assisted living facility where Judy works, and cop Nick (Brandon Scott).

There's also police detective Ana Perez (Diana Maria Riva), who is heading up the investigation into the death of Jen's husband, Karen (Suzy Nakamura), Jen's overbearing neighbour, Pastor Wayne (Keong Sim), and Haley Sims as Kayley.

One person who won't be returning, however, is James Marsden as Steve. His dead body is found floating in a swimming pool.

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There's also a chance that some new faces could be thrown into the mix, too.

One of those new faces will be Natalie Morales, who you may very well recognise from shows like Parks and Recreation, Santa Clarita Diet, and Grace and Frankie.

Morales will appear in the recurring role of Michelle. The character is described as being wry and down to earth, with a relaxed charm and infectious wit. She'll form a connection with Judy (Linda Cardellini) at the Assisted Living Facility, where Michelle’s difficult mother lives.

Dead to Me season 2 plot: What will happen in Dead to Me season 2?

Loyal viewers will already know that season one ended on a huge cliffhanger, which led us to believe that Jen shot her ex-fiancé Steve. However, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, creator Liz Feldman hinted that the end of season one "is not exactly what you think".

“I’ll just say that you don’t know that she shot him,” creator and showrunner Liz Feldman said, hinting there may be more to that final scene than meets the eye. "Netflix will have to order a season two for us all to find out [luckily, they did!]. Just like the rest of the show, it’s not exactly what you think it’s going to be.”

Discussing season two in more detail, Feldman explained that "there's an evening of the score and there's a rebalancing that will take place and almost, in some ways, a role reversal".

In a separate interview with Entertainment Weekly, Feldman confirmed that the relationship between Jen and Judy will take some interesting new turns in season two.

“It will be about the further exploration of this friendship, and relationship, and now very complicated dynamic, or even more complicated dynamic between these two women,” Feldman said.

“What I wanted to do was create a situation where they’re forced together, and they need each other now in some ways more than they did at the beginning of season one.”

“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,” she adds.

Dead to Me season 2 trailer: When can I watch Dead to Me season 2?

Not just yet, ladies and gents.

But we'll be sure to update this page when there are any developments, so bookmark this page for all the latest Dead to Me season 2 news, scoops and exclusives.

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