Netflix hasn’t yet confirmed the third season of Russian Doll, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen at some point in the future. For those of us who believe in the third season, we’ve compiled all of Natasha Lyonne’s comments about what could be in store, as well as our own predictions and theories based on what happened in seasons 1 and 2.
In 2019, Lyonne told The Hollywood Reporter, “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. “Possibly, there are only two of them. Four seasons, perhaps? At this point, it appears to be one of those three.”
It doesn’t really matter what kind of sci-fi plot device Russian Doll uses if there is a third season; it’s all about the characters. There have been some fun twists and turns in Seasons 1 and 2, but the show has always been about how much we care about and see Nadia and Alan grow and evolve throughout their bizarre, earth-shattering time ordeals.
This is Natasha Lyonne as Nadia Vulvokov, a software engineer who finds herself in a perpetual time loop where she dies and the process begins again.
- Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne) …
- Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett) …
- Ruth Brenner (Elizabeth Ashley) …
- Nora (Chloë Sevigny) …
- Maxine (Greta Lee) …
- Lizzy (Rebecca Henderson) …
- Chezare (Sharlto Copley)
Date of Release
Until Russian Doll season 3 has been commissioned, it’s impossible to know when Netflix will be able to stream the third season. It’s possible that we won’t see Nadia and Alan for another three years after season 1 premieres in February 2019 and season 2 premieres in April 2022.
The story of Russian Doll season 3
Lyonne hinted at the possibility of a third season in a recent interview with Variety, saying: “Season 3 has the potential to be something special. A great way to keep the show fresh would be to have it return five years later with a new twist. Another idea for a few episodes has come to mind.’ Russian Doll would benefit greatly from this. I think we have an idea for our original film now,’ I said. ‘Twenty years have passed since then.’ Honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever be finished with this show. It all depends on how hungry you are and how well you’re received.”
Netflix has released a new trailer for the second season of the Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama Russian Doll.
In season two, Nadia Vulvokov and Alan Zaveri (Charlie Barnett and Natasha Lyonne, respectively) find themselves in a time travel conundrum once again after boarding a subway train that takes them back in time to several different eras and locations, including 1980s New York City. Nadia and Alan appear to be searching for a fabled cache of gold that vanished from out of time and space in addition to this new loop. Jinkies!
Lyonne and Leslye Headland co-produce Russian Doll, with Lyonne taking over as showrunner for the duration of this season. Sharlto Copley (Powers), Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), and Carolyn Michelle Smith (Schitt’s Creek) will join Lyonne and Barnett this season (Colony).