Natasha Lyonne Time Travels in 'Russian Doll' Season 2, Coming to Netflix in April

Watch a preview of how Nadia travels to the past in 'Russian Doll' Season 2 ahead of its April premiere.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Natasha Lyonne in 'Russian Doll'


Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) and Alan (Charlie Barnett) are stuck in a time loop no more: Season 2 of Russian Doll will premiere April 20 on Netflix.

The first season of the Emmy-winning genre-bending comedy, which earned a Metascore of 88, saw both Nadia die on the night of her birthday party — only for her to spring back to relive the day (and her death, though in new and increasingly creative ways) over and over again. Alan was experiencing the same phenomenon, although it wasn't his birthday. The two managed to find each other and together they realized that each time they returned, someone else was missing from their world. Though we won't spoil how, they obviously broke that mortality loop by the end of the season because Season 2 is set four years after those events and they are both still alive and kicking.

However, they have not fully escaped existential questions and sci-fi occurrences in their lives. Now, they find themselves delving deeply into their individual pasts after finding an unexpected time portal in the middle of Manhattan. If you want a few more spoilers as to exactly where and how this happens, watch the date announcement video, which we have embedded below.

As they jump between their modern day and yesteryear, they are not solely themselves, which means there is a lot at stake and they are likely to get in over their heads. Once again they will have to band together to search for a way out, but at least this time they have each other from the jump.

"When the universe f--ks with you, let it," Nadia says in a toast in the date announcement video.

In addition to starring in and executive producing the show, Lyonne serves as showrunner for Season 2 of Russian Doll. Other executive producers are Alex Buono, Amy Poehler and Kate Arend for Paper Kite Productions, Leslye Headland, Lilly Burns and Tony Hernandez for Jax Media, Dave Becky for 3 Arts, Regina Corrado, and Allison Silverman.

The season also stars Greta Lee, Rebecca Henderson, and Elizabeth Ashley, who all reprise their Season 1 roles, and series newcomers Annie Murphy, Carolyn Michelle Smith, and Sharlto Copley.