Russian Doll is an American web series that involves the concept of the time loop. Each episode in both seasons is 30 minutes long and binge-worthy. In season 1, Nadia, the main character of the show, is shown on her 36th birthday spending time with her friend Maxine eating and smoking up. After the party, she gets into an accident on her way back home and she dies, but mysteriously wakes up in the bathroom of the birthday party place, she walks out and her friend yet again screams “sweet birthday baby”, as confused as she was she forgot about what happened and left.
Further, she falls down the stairs and dies, and wakes up in the same bathroom again, with the same scenario over and over again, at this point she believed she was being haunted and was seeing hallucinations or had taken drugs. She tried to seek help but she constantly kept dying and ending up in the same bathroom on the same night as though time had not passed.
Soon after, she meets Alan who was also stuck in this loop from the same night, both of them together try to find the cause of this phenomenon. As for season 2, Nadia and Alan are pulled inside a hole and travel back in time during the 80s in New York, there were scenes shown in railway stations and valleys that suggested the time-lapse.
Russian Doll season 2 Releasing Date
The series has been announced to officially premiere on 20 of April 2022 according to Netflix.
Russian Doll season 2 Trailer
The trailer of the Russian Doll showed the epic cinematographic view of Nadia and Alan traveling back in time without realizing it in the beginning, further, they realize they are bound to solve some kind of mysterious puzzle in order to escape this loop and help the world secure balance.
Where to watch Russian Doll
Russian Doll season 1 can be streamed on Netflix and after the release of season 2 as well it can be streamed on Netflix.
The Cast of Russian Doll Season 2
Firstly the two main characters of the show are Natasha Lyonne, majorly known for her role as Nicky Nichols in Orange Is the New Black, also received a nomination for Primetime three times, now she is playing the role of Nadia in Russian Doll and, Charlie Barnett, popularly known for his starring role as Peter Mills in NBC drama Chicago Fire, now playing as Alan in the show.
The other important casts are Dascha Polanco, who also starred in Orange Is the New Black, playing as Beatrice, Chloë Sevigny, best known for her independent films, also starred in American Psycho, playing as Lenora along with Annie Murphy from Schitt’s Creek and nominee of Primetime Emmy Award for supporting role.
What to expect in season 2 of Russian Doll
The show is a crime thriller and mystery story based mainly on Nadia with her never-ending time loop. Russian Doll season 1 had 8 episodes in total and season 2 has been announced to have 7 episodes. The second season took about 3 years for its release due to the unforeseen situation of a covid-19 pandemic. Season 2, starts 4 years after the day she was stuck in the time loop, Nadia and Alan although out of the time loop is still stuck within a puzzle, Nadia traveling on a train suddenly wakes up to a very different environment from the modern era.
She sees posters of an old song on the train and people with funky hair and vintage clothing. Her confusion soon after is gone when she realizes, now not only will she be dying and moving back to the same night, she is now being held in an old era figuring things out on her own. In the trailer, she and Alan are shown thrown into a complex hole, seemingly a black hole, and reach back in time.
The only way for them to escape this was to solve the mystery behind all the phenomena, in the previous season Nadia talks about a video game they played together and explained the theory of relativity said by Albert Einstein with the help of an orange rotten from outside and good from the inside. Through this concept, they tried to help each other in season 1 but Netflix has not revealed much insight on how they plan on solving and helping the world achieve balance so that they can go back to their normal lives.
The creators of Russian Doll
One of the creators of Russian Doll is the main lead herself, Natasha Lyonne. She scripted the show as well as acted as the main lead, perhaps the reason why she was able to portray the character of Nadia in the finest manner. Leslye Headland, famously known for writing the play Bachelorette also contributed to Russian Doll along with Amy Poehler, actress as well as writer, and director, previously won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress starred in popular shows like Mean Girls and recently in Parks and Recreation.
The show is directed by Leslye Headland and Jamie Babbit, an American screenwriter who directed a few of the popular shows like Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The production companies involved are Universal Television, Paper Kate Productions, Jax Media, 3 Arts Entertainment, and distributed by NBC.