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'Russian Doll' Season 2 Trailer Travels to Nadia and Alan's Pasts

Season 2 of 'Russian Doll,' which premieres April 20 on Netflix, follows Natasha Lyonne's Nadia and Charlie Barnett's Alan into their pasts.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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Natasha Lyonne in 'Russian Doll'

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Take a trip into Nadia and Alan's pasts in a new trailer for Russian Doll Season 2.

The second season of the Emmy-winning Netflix comedy streams April 20th and sees Natasha Lyonne's Nadia embroiled in another metaphysical mystery. Season 1 had her caught in a loop, destined to keep reliving her death over and over, but Season 2 will see her step onto a New York City train and end up in the past.

"The universe finally found something worse than death," she says in the trailer, which you can watch below. "I broke time."

Nadia confides in Alan (Charlie Barnett), who also escaped his own mortality loop in Season 1, and now each of them will explore separate pieces of their family's past through the periods they visit via this mysterious train. Nadia, who is still plagued by the missing krugerrands in her family, thinks there may be unfinished business they can work on setting right, while Alan just wants to see a slightly different world and enjoy that experience. While they each set out with different plans, they will have to come together to find a way back to their regular world.

And you know what they say about time travel: You have to be careful what you do and who you interact with, or things can change in inexplicable ways.

"Inexplicable things happening is my entire modus operandi," Nadia says.

In addition to starring in and co-creating Russian Doll, Lyonne serves as showrunner for Season 2. Other executive producers are Alex Buono, Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland, Lilly Burns, Tony Hernandez, Dave Becky, Kate Arend, Regina Corrado, and Allison Silverman. The show is produced by Universal Television.

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

Season 1 of Russian Doll has an 88 Metascore from critics; the Season 2 review embargo has not yet lifted to create a new season score.