Airdate: Russian Doll


Russian Doll launches globally on February 1

It follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honour at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.

Russian Doll is co-created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, who all serve as executive producers, with Headland and Lyonne as writers for the series. Additional cast include Greta Lee (“KTown”), Yul Vazquez (“Captain Phillips”), Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Ashley (“Ocean’s 8”) and Charlie Barnett (“Chicago Fire”). 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”) also guest star.

The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment. The series features an all-female writing and directing team. All episodes are directed by Jamie Babbit, Headland, and Lyonne.


  1. The classic comedy Groundhog Day has had a few spin-offs but at least the original movie had a whole town to find new ways for Bill Murray to show his comedic skill, at first look Russian Doll does look to have limited appeal if a single party is its main theme, but we shall wait and see.

    • Groundhog Day wasn’t original though, there was a TV short 12:01pm from 1990 that Groundhog Day took a lot from and the theme of living the same day (or year) over dates back to at least 1947 with the Joan Leslie and Louis Hayward film Repeat Performance.

      Having said that though, yeah will wait and see as Netflix have done a few on this theme lately like Marlon Wayans Naked (based on the Swedish film Naken), ARQ and When We First Met, of course Happy Death Day also came to mind on this for mine (though that had a killer in). As a TV series hopefully it will be interesting, I remember one from back in 2006 called Day Break that only lasted 213 episodes that was quite good with Taye Diggs was kind of The Fugitive meets the repeating the same day genre.

      Again though will give it a go, like Super Hero films and TV Shows which are basically all the same premise, so are good and so…

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