Natasha Lyonne Wants To Make Russian Doll Season 3, But It May Be A While
It could be the show’s final season.
The time loops aren’t finished just yet — or, at least, it sure seems that way after the Season 2 finale of Russian Doll. Netflix’s trippy time travel series may still have some juice left for a third season, but there’s reason to believe the next season could be the show’s last. As you try to wrap your head around Nadia and Alan’s latest spacetime conundrum, here’s everything we know so far about Russian Doll Season 3, including when it might premiere and what the cast might look like.
Over half a year since Season 2’s release, Netflix still hasn’t made an official announcement about whether Russian Doll will get a third season or not, but the show’s star and co-creator Natasha Lyonne has previously said she plans for it to run for three seasons. Back when the series debuted in 2019, Lyonne revealed she pitched Russian Doll as a three-season show, and she sees it coming to an end in Season 3.
“In many ways [I still envision it as three seasons], yes. I see it quite concretely,” Lyonne told The Hollywood Reporter in 2019. “I know there has to be space left open for something beyond my limited imagination in this moment to know if that is still where the series begins, middles and ends. Maybe it’s only two seasons. Maybe it’s four seasons. Right now, it feels quite clearly that it is those three.”
Lyonne reaffirmed that she’s interested in bringing Russian Doll back for a third season in a Dec. 2, 2022 interview with Nylon, but warned that it may take a while to come up with a concept she’d feel drawn to. “I think I’d have to really have a sense of an idea for what it would be, and then I’d really have to get all the way there,” she said. “I just don’t know that I’m going to get there anytime soon right now. [Netflix] has always been very nice about going for it if it all makes sense.”
While Season 3 is still up in the air, here are some predictions about where a potential final season could go.
Russian Doll Season 3 Predicted Premiere Date
For most streaming hits, predicting a premiere date isn’t too difficult, since TV shows typically drop new seasons around the same time each year. Russian Doll is a different story, though. The sci-fi series had a famously lengthy hiatus between its first two seasons, with Season 2 dropping more than three full years after Season 1 debuted.
The main reason for this massive delay was lockdowns around the world that halted production in 2020. Although that is no longer as big an issue in producing a third season, fans should probably still expect a lengthy wait. Lyonne’s comments after Season 2 aired revealed she is in no hurry to try to rush an idea for Season 3, plus she’s wrapped up in other projects like her upcoming Peacock series Poker Face. If Russian Doll were a show that followed fliming conventions, fans could probably guess its third season would drop sometime in 2023, but since the series is as unpredictable as all of its wild plot twists, its not easy to guess when a potential third season may appear.
Russian Doll Season 3 Predicted Cast
Nobody is out of the question when is comes to Season 3’s potential cast. Obviously, Lyonne’s Nadia and Charlie Barnett’s Alan will need to be back to helm all the weirdness once again. Since the plot could truly go anywhere (and anywhen), fans will have to hold tight until we get more information about Season 3 before the rest of the cast becomes clear.
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