Dead to Me season 3: Netflix release date, cast and storyline as series renewed


With lockdown beginning to ease, you might be spending less time watching Netflix - but news that Dead To Me is returning for a third season is always welcome.

The dark comedy starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini is about two women who grow close after meeting at a grief counselling session, and the second series dropped online in early May.

Netflix has now announced that a third and final series is on the way soon, and it could be the juiciest ever.

Here's everything you need to know - and, naturally, there are season one and two spoilers ahead.


When is Dead to Me season 3 released on Netflix?

Netflix has not yet confirmed a release date for the third season of Dead To Me, but the past two series were released in May 2019 and May 2020.

However, the annual pattern may be interrupted for this season, due to delays in filming because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Applegate, who also serves as executive producer on the show, tweeted alongside an image of herself, Cardellini and creator Liz Feldman: "I will miss these ladies. But we felt this was the best way to tie up the story of these women. Thank you to all the fans. We will be getting back to work when it is safe to do so. Much love."

What is Dead To Me about?

In season 1, we find out that Jen Harding's (Applegate) husband was killed in a hit-and-run, while Judy Hale (Cardellini) is struggling to come to terms with the loss of her baby.

But all is not as it seems, as it turns out that Judy is harbouring a dark secret that she was the hit-and-run driver.

Meanwhile, Judy’s ex-fiance Steve is apparently killed by Jen.

Season 2 picks up where we left off with Judy and Jen trying to cover up the murder, meanwhile Jen begins dating Steve’s twin brother, Ben.

The show was left on a cliffhanger as Judy and Jen were in a car crash after a collision with Ben, leaving viewers with no idea of whether it was deliberate or accidental.

Jen looks particularly badly injured by the incident, left murmuring in the wreckage in the final scene.

Who's in the cast?

Applegate and Cardellini look set to be returning to the lead roles, while James Marsden is likely to return as Ben.

Dead To Me seasons 1 and 2 are available to watch on Netflix now

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