Dead to Me season 2 will be available on Netflix starting May 8, 2020. If you’re looking for the latest on the show including what to expect from season two, when it’s releasing and more, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming second season.
The comedy comes to Netflix to sit alongside the likes of Grace and Frankie, Dear White People, Friends from College and She’s Gotta Have It. It’s a mature comedy about two women who have recently lost their husbands and their processes around dealing with grief. If you’ve seen the series, you’ll know it takes lots of twists and eventful turns along the way including some of the best cliffhangers we’ve seen to date.
The first season of Dead to Me premiered on Netflix in May 2018. It was originally announced back April 2018, and it arrived to Netflix on May 3, 2019.
Dead to Me Season 2 will be available on Netflix Spring 2020, as predicted.
Netflix announced that Dead to Me season 2 would be available on Netflix starting April 10, 2020.
Subscribers will receive the second season, Dead to Me, at different times during the day. All Netflix releases drop at Midnight Pacific Standard Time.
This means if you live in the US you’ll receive the latest season in the early hours of the morning, whereas Australian and New Zealand subscribers receive new titles in the evening.
|Time Zone||Time available to stream|
|Pacific Standard Time||12:00 AM (GMT-8)|
|Mountain Standard Time||1:00 AM (GMT-7)|
|Central Standard Time||2:00 AM (GMT-6)|
|Eastern Standard Time||3:00 AM (GMT-5)|
|British Daylight Savings Time||08:00 AM (GMT)|
|Central European Time||09:00 AM (GMT+1)|
|Eastern European Time||10:00 AM (GMT+2)|
|India Standard Time||13:30 PM (GMT+5:30)|
|Japan Standard Time||16:00 PM (GMT+8)|
|Australian Eastern Time||18:00 PM (GMT+10)|
|New Zealand Day Light Time||20:00 PM (GMT+12)|
Status of official renewal: Renewed
Many fans were worried about the future of Dead to Me after Netflix cancelled Santa Clarita Diet (one of Netflix's most beloved comedy series), in recent weeks. We can now confirm that Netflix has renewed Dead to Me for a second season. It's not surprising that the series is so popular among both critics and fans in such a brief time. The series became so popular that 30 million viewers watched it within the first month. The series has a Primetime Emmy nomination and is already a reward magnet.
Soon after Dead to Me was renewed, Dead to Me season 2 writing started. It wasn’t until September 2019 that we got news of the first table read for season two. According to reports, filming began in September.
As Bustle recounts, there are plenty of twists and turns throughout the first season particularly with Judy’s personality flipping constantly throughout.
Despite this, season one wrapped its story nicely but that’s not to say there couldn’t be more to explore. As one Redditor said, it could focus more on “redemption and trying to make amends with someone you wronged”.
Reddit user even suggested a connection between the series and The Great Gatsby.
Storywise, here’s how Netflix describes the second season:
“Picking up in the aftermath of that bloody backyard reveal, the irrepressible pair once again struggle to keep their secrets buried. With a surprising new visitor in town and Detective Perez (Diana Maria Riva) hot on their heels, Jen and Judy take drastic measures to protect their loved ones and each other — no matter the cost. From Emmy Award-winning creator Liz Feldman, Dead to Me returns for an addictively dark second season, where the stakes are higher, the friendship is deeper and the traumas that bond loom larger than ever before.”
While some criticised the first season for being too predictable, others praised its overall humor.
Netflix will soon release a new season. It’s likely that the show will now keep to roughly an annual release. Season two will be available in 2020.
Season two will feature 10 episodes, as in the first season.
Netflix also has a large collection of production stills taken from the new season. This suggests that not only are the cops hot on their tails, but that their love is even stronger.
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