Harry Nilsson’s “Gotta Get Up” may be ringing via your ears as soon as once more. “Russian Doll,” co-created by and starring Natasha Lyonne, has been picked up for a second season by Netflix. A launch date hasn’t been confirmed but, however the brand new season could have eight episodes.
The renewal was introduced at this time by Lyonne and Netflix vice chairman of content material acquisition and unique collection Cindy Holland throughout Recode’s Code Convention and is noteworthy for a number of causes. As a darkish, time-bending comedy written and directed by all ladies, the present is an instance of how Netflix and different streaming providers may give a platform to content material that may in any other case have a tough time discovering a distributor. Although Lyonne is a well-respected actress, she has principally appeared in supporting roles, however her lead efficiency was one of many causes “Russian Doll” grew to become a breakout hit earlier this 12 months.
Throughout their Code Convention panel, Holland stated “Russian Doll” was a “hit relative to cost” and underscored the “eclectic tastes” of Netflix’s viewers, whereas Lyonne described Netflix’s algorithm as “a bit of a relief,” including that “boundaries are sort of healthy for the creative process in a way.”