Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘Russian Doll’ Season 1 Starring OITNB’s Natasha Lyonne, Premiering In Feb
Netflix has released the first trailer for their new Groundhog Day-esque comedy ‘Russian Doll‘ from Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, which premieres in February.
‘Russian Doll’ follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne – ‘Orange Is The New Black’) on her journey as the guest of honour at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. Nadia is something of an anti-hero who finds that she is stuck in a loop. She is living the same night over and over again and can’t seem to get out of her own way. She’s troubled, but hopes she is one of the good guys.
Lyonne, who is best known for her role as Nicky in the brilliant ‘Orange Is The New Black’, is joined by Greta Lee (‘KTown’) who plays Maxine, Nadia’s best friend and a very successful media artist. She’s frenetic, vulnerable and fiercely loyal to Nadia. Yul Vazquez (‘Captain Phillips’) plays John, Nadia’s on-again-off-again boyfriend. He’s a true adult and a genuinely nice guy. Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley (‘Ocean’s 8’) stars as Ruth, the closest thing Nadia has to family, can look directly into your soul. Lastly, Charlie Barnett (‘Chicago Fire’) stars as Alan (the guy in the elevator at the end of the trailer) who is seemingly having similar issues to Nadia. His biggest flaw is that he’ll go to the ends of the earth for the people he cares about.
Additional cast includes Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny (‘Lizzie’), SAG Award winner Dascha Polanco (‘Orange is the New Black’), Brendan Sexton III (‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’), Rebecca Henderson (‘Appropriate Behavior’), Jeremy Bobb (‘The Knick’), Ritesh Rajan (‘Stitchers’) and Jocelyn Bioh (‘School Girls’).
The series is co-created by Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland (‘Terriers’, ‘Bachelorette’), who all serve as executive producers, with Headland and Lyonne as writers for the series. Production comes from Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment. It’s interesting to note that the series features an all-female writing and directing team, with episodes directed by Jamie Babbit (‘Silicon Valley’, ‘Girls’), Headland, and Lyonne.
‘Russian Doll‘ Season 1 premieres Friday, 1st February 2019 on Netflix UK and worldwide.
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