Netflix Releases Trailer And Sets May Premiere Date For Dark Comedy ‘Dead To Me’
Sitcom veteran Christina Applegate and former ‘ER’ star (and wife of Avenger’s Hawkeye) Linda Cardellini team up for a new, dark, Netflix comedy ‘Dead To Me‘, from exec producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
The 10-episode half-hour series is a dark comedy about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret. Applegate plays Jen, a poised and put together woman with a dark sense of humour and an anger problem that she doesn’t necessarily want to deal with. Jen has been struggling to keep it together in the months since her husband was killed in a hit and run. Cardellini plays the aforementioned free-spirited friend.
The show comes from comedian/actress/writer Liz Feldman (‘One Big Happy’, ‘2 Broke Girls’) who will also serve as showrunner. It is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (‘Anchorman’, ‘Talladega Nights’)alongside Jessica Elbaum, Feldman and Applegate, and produced by CBS Television Studios and Gloria Sanchez Productions for Netflix.
This marks the first return to tv comedy for Christina Applegate since starring in the 2012 comedy ‘Up All Night’ with Will Arnett. She also starred in the series ‘Samantha Who?’, and has made guest appearances in a number of shows including ‘The Muppets’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Web Therapy’. She is, of course, best known for playing Kelly Bundy in the classic American sitcom ‘Married With Children.’ Applegate previously worked with Ferrell and McKay on the ‘Anchorman’ films.
Cardellini has most recently been starring as Laura Barton in the MCU, and Netflix series ‘Bloodline’. She also appeared in ‘Mad Men’, ‘Gravity Falls’ and popped up on ‘Two Broke Girls’. She is probably best known for her role as Samantha Taggart in ‘ER’.
‘Dead To Me‘ Season 1 premieres Friday, 3rd May 2019 on Netflix UK and around the world.