Netflix has set a May 3, 2019 premiere date for the new dark comedy series, Dead to Me. The premiere date announcement arrived along with photos and a first-look trailer that sets up the relationship between two women dealing with the loss of their significant others.
Christina Applegate (A Bad Moms Christmas, Up All Night) and Linda Cardellini (The Curse of La Llorona, Bloodline) co-star in the first season of the original series which, according to Netflix, will consist of 10 episodes. Liz Feldman writes and executive produces, with Will Ferrell (LA to Vegas, Drunk History, I’m Sorry), Adam McKay (LA to Vegas, Drunk History, I’m Sorry) and Jessica Elbaum from Gloria Sanchez Productions (I’m Sorry) also on board as executive producers.
The Dead to Me Plot, Courtesy of Netflix:
“Jen (Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who’s recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann’s cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it.
Dead to Me, created by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy), is an addictive dark comedy that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness.”