Liz Feldman’s comedy drama series Dead to Me explores grief, loss, and friendship and was a breakout hit when it first dropped on Netflix. Within a month of its release, the show had over 30 million viewers. Its first season aired on May 8, 2019. Dead To Me stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two women who meet and bond at a grief support group. The series is produced by Feldman, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum. It’s a witty, pitch-black comedy that’s funny, heartbreaking, and packed with surprises. Applegate and Cardellini are terrific in their roles, and the show has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing.
Now, it’s a thin premise so don’t let your expectations soar too high. Dead To Me is a perfect binge-worthy watch for those lazy Sundays when you’ve got nothing better to do. For me, the show primarily succeeds for its treatment and for so organically blending comedy with mystery. Not to forget all the precisely timed cliffhangers!
Dead to Me garnered 5 Primetime Emmys nominations for its previous seasons, including two for lead actress Christina Applegate. Show creator Liz Feldman won the Episodic Comedy Award at the Writers Guild of America Awards 2020.
How many seasons of Dead to Me are already out?
There are 2 seasons of the show available for streaming on Netflix. The first season of Dead to Me has 10 episodes and follows Jen Harding (Applegate), a real estate agent based in California, as she copes with the loss of her husband Ted (Kyle Allen) in a hit-and-run accident. She meets Judy Hale (Cardellini) at a grief support group and the two bond over their shared loss. Judy claims to be grieving for her fiancé, who died of a heart attack. As the two get closer, Jen begins to suspect that Judy may be hiding something about Ted‘s death.
The second season of Dead to Me also had 10 episodes and was released on May 3, 2020. The season picks up after the events of the first season and sees Jen and Judy’s friendship tested as they deal with the fallout from Ted‘s death. The two women are also forced to confront their own secrets and traumas.
Is Dead To Me Season 3 canceled?
No, Dead To Me Season 3 is not cancelled. The series was renewed for a third season in July 2020. Netflix, in fact, gave the series a go-ahead for Season 3 two months after the second season premiered. Production on Season 3 began in May 2021. Sadly, for fans, this will also be the last season of the show.
Feldman will return as showrunner, and the main cast is set to return for the final season.
Work began on Dead to Me Season 3 in May 2021 and its filming is now over. On May 7, 2021 Feldman took to Instagram saying, “And… we’re back! Thrilled and grateful to be able to bring this story home.”
Three weeks later her post on Instagram read: “The plot thickens. Working hard to bring you @deadtome S3.”
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However, the filming of Dead To Me Season 3 faced multiple delays amidst the ongoing pandemic and with lead actor Christina being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2021.
Luckily for us fans of both the actor and the show, a recent tweet by Christina Applegate early this year came as a relief.
Dead To Me Season 3 – Release Date, Plot, Cast
So, when exactly is Season 3 of Dead To Me coming out? Well, here’s everything you need to know about the new season, including the release date, cast, and plot. Let’s dive right in.
Season 3 of Dead To Me stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as two women who bond over their shared grief after meeting at a support group. The cast of Dead To Me Season 3 includes Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini. Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler, Max Jenkins, Diana Maria Riva, Brandon Scott will reprise their roles for Season 3.
Except for James Marsden most of the cast will return for the last and final season of the show.
No official date for Season 3 has been announced yet but if rumours are anything to go by, a May 2022 release is very much likely. However, if the May release doesn’t happen, the show won’t be delayed beyond summer 2022.
How many episodes will Dead To Me Season 3 have? Like the first two, the third season will also have 10 episodes.
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Watch this space for any new updates on Dead to Me season 3. For those of you who still haven’t caught up with the last two seasons, bingewatch it before the new season rolls. You won’t be disappointed. Here are 26 more great shows on Netflix you should be adding to your watchlist.