The 'Dead to Me' Season Two Trailer Teases More Secrets, Twists and Murder Cover-Ups

Netflix's grief-fuelled dark comedy is back.
Sarah Ward
Published on April 25, 2020

Among the wealth of new content that Netflix drops on viewers each and every year, Dead to Me proved one of the streamer's 2019 hits. Taking a few cues from 2018 film A Simple Favour, the show's ten-episode first season told the tale of two women who meet, become friends despite seemingly having very little in common, and help each other with their daily lives — then find themselves immersed in more than a little murky business.

Now, the twisty dark comedy is returning for another season — and stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini are back as well. The former once again plays a just-widowed woman trying to cope with losing her husband in a hit-and-run incident, while the latter pops up as a positive-thinking free spirit. It has been some time since they initially crossed paths at a grief counselling session, though, so this definite odd-couple situation has evolved to feature more secrets, lies and complications, as well as more than one murder cover-up.

When the show's first season ended, it did so with a huge cliffhanger. As the just-dropped full trailer for Dead to Me's second season shows, this new batch of episodes will see Applegate's Jen Harding and Cardellini's Judy Hale dealing with the aftermath of that big event. And, it also reveals that fellow series co-star James Marsden is back — although you'll obviously have to wait for the new season to find out just what that means.

Created by 2 Broke Girls writer Liz Feldman, the series marks Applegate's first lead TV role since  2011-12 sitcom Up All Night. For Cardellini, it's a return to Netflix after starring on the streaming platform's drama Bloodline — and she also featured in A Simple Favour, too.

Check out the full trailer for Dead to Me's second season below:

Dead to Me's second season hits Netflix on Friday, May 8.

Images: Saeed Adyani / Netflix.

Published on April 25, 2020 by Sarah Ward
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