Annie Murphy Joins Netflix’s Russian Doll Season 2 as Production Begins
TVLine is reporting that Emmy winner Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek) has joined Netflix’s comedy-drama Russian Doll for its upcoming second season. Details on Murphy’s character have not yet been released. Production on the second season began last week, according to the outlet. The first season premiered on the streamer in February 2019 and was renewed for Season 2 in June 2019.
Murphy starred as Alexis Rose on the award-winning comedy series Schitt’s Creek, which recently wrapped its six-season run. She will next be starring in the comedy series Kevin Can F**k Himself for AMC.
The first season of Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. Nadia keeps dying and reliving her 36th birthday party, trapped in a surreal time loop and staring down the barrel of her own mortality.
Russian Doll is co-created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland, who all serve as executive producers, with Headland and Lyonne as writers for the series.
Additional cast includes Greta Lee (KTown), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips), Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley (Ocean’s 8), and Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire). Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny (Lizzie), SAG Award winner Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black), Brendan Sexton III (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Rebecca Henderson (Appropriate Behavior), Jeremy Bobb (The Knick), Ritesh Rajan (Stitchers) and Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls) also guest star.
The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media, and 3 Arts Entertainment. The series features an all-female writing and directing team. All episodes are directed by Jamie Babbit, Headland, and Lyonne.
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