On May 3rd, Netflix’s upcoming dark comedy, Dead to Me, starring comedienne’s Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as co-leads, will premiere and mark the former’s first major role on television since sometime. Being written by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls), the series will also star actors: James Marsden, Ed Asner and Brandon Scott.
TVLine has learned, the series will follow Applegate as a sardonic widow named Jen, who is “determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder.” When she meets a young enthusiastic Judy, played by Cardellini, at a support group, the two women grow on each other despite opposing personalities. But as they bond quickly over time, Judy strangely begins to exhibit weird behavior in an attempt to shield Jen from a shocking personal secret.
Back in April 2018, it was announced then, that Netflix had given the production a series order of ten episodes for its first season and by that November, Amy York Rubin was tapped to direct the first two episodes. Created by Liz Feldman, the original show is also executive produced with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum, through Gloria Sanchez Productions and CBS Television Studios respectively.
Applegate, mainly known for her comedic roles here and there in the early 2000’s (The Sweetest Thing, Anchorman films) was originally an adolescent actress, starring as the character of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married… with Children, from 1987 until 1997. But after the establishment of her film and television career, the actress has won an Emmy Award, while garnering subsequent Tony and Golden Globe nominations.
Co-star Cardellini, is recognizable for playing Lindsay Weir on the short-lived coming of age series, Freaks and Geeks, from 1999 until 2000. The actress also starred as Samantha Taggart on ER from 2003 until 2009 and Meg Rayburn on Bloodline (2015–17). She has also notably received an Emmy nomination for her other work involved in portrayingf Sylvia Rosen on the period drama, Mad Men.
Below Dead to Me‘s trailer can be viewed: