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'Russian Doll' Is The Twisted Netflix Series You Need To Watch Next

Once you've worked your way through Sex Education, Fyre - The Greatest Party That Never Happened and Tidying Up With Marie Kondo - you'll realise you've spent the whole of January in front of your screen. But don't stop there.

This Friday sees the launch of Russian Doll and considering it was co-written by Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler, Leslie Headland and Orange Is The New Black's Natasha Lyonne who also stars - we cannot wait. In short: Netflix are killing it in 2019.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix


The eight-episode Netflix series follows 30-something game developer Nadia (played by Natasha) as she dies painfully and then wakes up in the bathroom of her friend's flat.

In a Groundhog Day-type situation she is then forced to relive the evening repeatedly dying in increasingly unexpected and painful ways after each reset. And the worst part? It's her birthday party. Bummer.

No spoilers, but the multi-layered black comedy gets more and more intriguing as the story continues through the series.


While Natasha is very much at the helm, starring alongside her in the black comedy is Chloe Sevigny (who plays Nadia's mother in a series of flashbacks) and Natasha's Orange Is The New Black co-star Dascha Polanco.

They're joined by Greta Lee (KTown), Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips), Elizabeth Ashley (Ocean's 8), Charlie Barnett (Chicago Fire), Brendan Sexton III (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Rebecca Henderson (who also starred alongside Natasha in an episode of Orange Is The New Black).

Russian Doll drops on Netflix on Friday, 1st February.

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Topics: Entertainment, Life News, Celebrity, News, TV & Film, Funny

Amelia Jones

Amelia is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in beauty, health, fitness and lifestyle. She has previously worked for titles including Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, Red and the Mail on Sunday. Follow her on Instagram @ameliajeanjones or contact her via email at

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