The long-awaited second season completes its cast.
South African actor Sharlto copley is the latest name to join the cast of season 2 of Russian doll, the acclaimed Netflix series of Natasha lyonne. Other cast members who have already been announced include Schitt’s cove‘s Annie murphy Y Carolyn michelle smith. Netflix is doing a Marvel and keeping plot and character details under wraps, and we still have essentially no new information on season two beyond its casting announcements.
Russian dollThe first season premiered in February 2019 and was very well received by critics and audiences. Netflix quickly renewed the show for a second season in June 2019. But it seems only in 2021 has new information about the second season been released, even if it’s just cast members. The first season followed writer, producer, and creator Lyonne as a woman caught in a time loop, doomed to repeat the same infuriating birthday party over and over again when she dies. She eventually discovers that another man, Alan Zaveri, is experiencing the same time-loop phenomenon as her.
If I had to guess, I’d bet the second season follows a similar time-cycle premise, but with a different plot and characters. The genius of Russian dollThe success was his writing and the way he skillfully switched between comedy and drama at the Groundhog Day, as well as his fresh new take on a genre weighed down by tropes and conventions. While Nadia de Lyonne was an interesting and engaging character, I really don’t need another season of her, and I’m interested in seeing who Murphy and Copley will play in the new season.
Copley is an interesting addition to the mix, who is probably best known to American audiences for his role in District 9, which is apparently getting sequel treatment according to the screenwriter and director Neill Blomkamp. He’s certainly been in his fair share of great movies, as he’s one of those actors who can disappear in his roles and become completely unrecognizable from project to project. His previous works include Team A, Spike lee‘s Older boy, Pernicious, Free shot and the highly underrated Henry Hardcore. He can be seen below at Dev patel directorial debut Monkey Manas well as his own directorial debut Tips for Safari, a science fiction film about an alien naturalist who fights to protect a species that is vital to the survival of his planet.
There is no release date yet for Russian dollIt is the second season, but it is expected to drop later this year. The first season is currently available on Netflix.
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