Watch the First Trailer for Netflix's Twisty New Grief-Fuelled Dark Comedy 'Dead to Me'
It stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, and has some strong 'A Simple Favour' vibes.
Another day, another new Netflix show. This time, the streaming platform seems to be taking its cues from one of 2018's big-screen surprises. Two women met, became friends despite having very little in common, helped each other with their daily lives and then found themselves immersed in something murky in A Simple Favour — and now they're doing the same in TV series Dead to Me.
Arriving in early May, the new ten-episode show stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, with the former playing a just-widowed woman trying to cope with losing her husband in a hit-and-run incident, and the latter popping up as a positive-thinking free spirit. They cross paths at a grief counselling session, and it's a definite odd-couple situation — which isn't helped by more than a few surprises.
A dark comedy with plenty of twists, as based on the just-dropped first trailer, Dead to Me also features James Marsden among its cast, with the show created by 2 Broke Girls writer Liz Feldman.
The series marks Applegate's first lead TV role since 2011-12 sitcom Up All Night, while it's a return to Netflix for Cardellini, who starred on the streaming platform's drama Bloodline — and also featured in A Simple Favour.
Check out the first trailer below:
Dead to Me hits Netflix on May 3.
Images: Saeed Adyani / Netflix.
Published on April 07, 2019 by Sarah Ward