Netflix's Dead To Me Renewed For Season 3, But It's Not All Good News

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Netflix's Dead to Me followed up on its wildly hectic first season by offering up one of the most nerve-wracking seasons of TV so far in 2020 (or any recent year), and managed to cap things off in a way that felt like a perfectly fitting ending from a narrative perspective, even if some characters were left in dangerous predicaments. Fans need not worry any longer about whether or not Jen's story will continue, because Netflix has confirmed Season 3 is happening! That said, the news isn't all as rosy as Judy's outlook on life.

Before diving into the more disappointing side of things, let's celebrate Dead to Me's future with the show's announcement post on Twitter.

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Okay now for the sad update: Dead to Me Season 3 will be the dark dramedy's final season on Netflix. The streaming service and creator Liz Feldman apparently came to an agreement that the best case scenario for the Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini-starring series was for this third batch of episodes to serve as the final arc in these characters' highly tumultuous lives. Woe is me!

Here's how Liz Feldman explained it in the official announcement:

From start to finish, Dead To Me is exactly the show I wanted to make. 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, and I’m thrilled to continue our collaboration.

Now to flip it back around with some MORE good news. Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman has now entered into a new overall deal with Netflix, with the show's third season being the first project created under the agreement. While it's not clear just yet what else will come from this deal, fans can expect to see several new Feldman projects popping up in the coming years, even if she will be serving as a producer in some cases and not necessarily as the creator or showrunner. However it goes, audiences will likely come out on top.

Of course, there's a lot now riding on Liz Feldman and Dead to Me to really stick the landing with Season 3. Not to get too into spoiler territory, but Season 2 ended in such a big and cataclysmic way that it's hard to tell exactly how new episodes will kick off. It does seem like star James Marsden will be returning as still-living twin Ben Wood, but he might be trying to make an escape of some kind after nearly destroying his life, as well as that of others. However it goes, though, we definitely need to see Katey Sagal returning in some capacity. (And while we're at it, maybe that long-rumored Married with Children revival can happen once Christina Applegate is finished with Dead to Me.)

Both current seasons of Dead to Me are available to stream now on Netflix, with Season 3 likely premiering at some point in 2021. To see what else is already confirmed for the streaming service this year, please head to our 2020 Netflix premiere schedule.

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