First Look At Netflix’s Natasha Lyonne Comedy ‘Russian Doll’

Natasha Lyonne will take centre stage in Netflix’s upcoming dark comedy series, “Russian Doll”, which is set to premiere in February.

The “Orange Is the New Black” star co-created the show with comedian Amy Poehler and writer-director Leslye Headland, best known for her films “Bachelorette” and “Sleeping With Other People”.

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According to the official synopsis, “Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honour at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.”

Actual plot details remain scarce, but the cast does include Charlie Barnett (“Chicago Fire”), Elizabeth Ashley (“Ocean’s 8”), Greta Lee (“KTown”), and Yul Vazquez (“Captain Phillips”).

Photo: Netflix
Photo: Netflix

There are also a whole bunch of guest stars, including Chloë Sevigny, Brendan Sexton III, Rebecca Henderson, Jeremy Lowell Bobb, Ritesh Rajan, Jocelyn Bioh, and fellow “Orange Is the New Black” actress Dascha Polanco.

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The eight-episode season, which Netflix gave a straight-to-series order to in September 2017, has an all-female writing and directing staff, with all episodes directed by Jamie Babbit, Headland, and Lyonne.

Netflix released a short teaser clip on Friday featuring a literal Russian nesting doll styled like Lyonne’s character. The series is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment. 

“Russian Doll” is set to premiere Friday, Feb. 1 on Netflix.

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