Dead to Me fans assemble: the black comedy’s third season will soon be coming to Netflix.


Fortunately, stars Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini will be returning as Jen and Judy, two 40-somethings who strike up an unlikely friendship.

Over two seasons, the show has packed more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, with shocking revelations and outlandish events occurring almost every episode.

And it looks like we can expect more drama in the third season, if showrunner Liz Feldman's recent comments are anything to go by.

“I want people to feel things,” Feldman told The Hollywood Reporter. “If anything, the pandemic only made me want to tell this story more. What we all went through was not just grief, it was a very weird and ambiguous grief.”

So grab that glass of wine and settle in. Read on for everything you need to know about Netflix's Dead to Me season 3. Be warned: spoilers for season 2 follow.

Dead to Me season 3 release date: When will it be on Netflix?

Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate in Dead to Me

Dead to Me season 3 will land on Netflix on 17th November 2022. We can't wait!

However, the arrival of the third instalment comes with the bittersweet caveat that this will also be the last season.

“From start to finish, Dead to Me is exactly the show I wanted to make,” series creator Liz Feldman said of the show's renewal. “And it’s been an incredible gift. Telling a story sprung from grief and loss has stretched me as an artist and healed me as a human.

"I’ll be forever indebted to my partners in crime, my friends for life, Christina and Linda, and our brilliantly talented writers, cast and crew. I am beyond grateful to Netflix for supporting Dead to Me from day one.”

"I will miss these ladies," wrote Christina Applegate on Twitter. "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."

Feldman has spoke about the "difficult decision" to end her own show (speaking to GoldDerby). She later told Deadline that she knew it was the right time as she "didn't want it to be a long long-running show".

"Then there was a certain point when we were in production on season 2 when the end of the show came to me, pretty profoundly," she added. "So I realised, 'I know the story that I have to tell' and season 3 feels like the right time to do that. It's just something that came to me organically, and I tend to try to follow the gut feelings I have.

"This show means so much to me and I just want to get it right, and I saw a way to do that. I think three seasons for this show is the right amount."

Dead to Me season 3 cast: Who stars in it?

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Dead to Me season 3 Saeed Adyani/Netflix

Given they are very much right at the heart of the series, it's fortunate that we'll see the return of Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini.

During production on season 3 in 2021, Applegate was was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).

"It’s been a strange journey,” she shared on Twitter at the time. “But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition. It’s been a tough road. But as we all know, the road keeps going. Unless some asshole blocks it.

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“As one of my friends that has MS said, ‘We wake up and take the indicated action.’ And that’s what I do. So now I ask for privacy. As I go through this thing. Thank you xo.”

Cardellini previously spoke about how much she enjoyed playing the role of Judy, telling Netflix Queue: “There’s so much darkness to her, but she has a buoyancy and resilience.

“She’s thoughtful, but in the moment, she is completely spontaneous. You can justify any of her bad behaviours, because she’s just Judy. She does whatever she feels, and that’s what gets her in trouble. It’s a delicious thing to play.”

We can expect much of the supporting cast to return as well - especially James Marsden in his new role as Ben, Steve's semi-identical brother - while some new faces could also join. As usual, we'll let you know more as we get it.

Charlie (Sam McCarthy), Henry (Luke Roessler), detective Ana Perez (Diana-Maria Riva), Nick (Brandon Scott), Jen's neighbour Karen (Suzy Nakamura), Jen's former real estate partner Christopher (Max Jenkins), mother-in-law Lorna (Valerie Mahaffey), and Pastor Wayne (Keong Sim) are all expected to return.

It looks like Michelle, played by Natalie Morales, won't be returning to the show. Poor Judy.

Dead to Me season 3 plot and spoilers: What will happen?

Dead to Me season 3 will follow the shocking end of season 2, which saw Judy and Jen wind up in a car crash after a collision with Ben, leaving viewers with no idea of whether it was deliberate or accidental.

Feldman previously said of season 2's ending: "I pitched them this ending and they seemed really delighted by it. They never said, 'You might wanna wrap it up.' We sort of just balls-to-the-wall it and hope that we’re gonna get that next season. Also, I didn’t want to wrap a bow on it and give them a reason maybe to end it there."

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

When The Hollywood Reporter asked whether this indicates that she'll be alright, creator Liz Feldman cryptically said: "I don't know that it means that."

As for Steve's body and Ben, well, Marsden was also pretty cryptic when asked by TV Guide.

"This guy [Ben] I believe does make a conscious effort to look at himself in the mirror when no one else is looking and do the right thing," he said. "Do the right thing when no one else is looking. But sometimes the forces can overwhelm. And I think those are starting to compound and pile up for him and I think that'll be an interesting exploration in season three, if we go there."

While this is likely to form the base of the third season, we can also expect to see more of Jen's son Charlie, who ends season 2 knowing far more about Jen and Judy’s murderous activities than he was supposed to after reading the letter Judy wrote.

Speaking to GoldDerby, Cardellini admitted you never know what could happen. "I always say whatever I can think of, Liz always comes up with something a million times better, and the writers. You think you know where they're going and they take another turn and you didn't see it coming. I'm excited to find out."

Is there a trailer for Dead to Me season 3?

Yes, a trailer has landed for season 3.

As the police investigate the disappearance of Judy’s ex Steve (James Marsden), who was killed by Jen, a body appears and the authorities begin to work out what happened to him.

“It’s not too late, there is always a way out,” Jen tells Judy in a police holding room. Watch below:

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