Not all Netflix Original series are created equal, but pairing Christina Applegate with Linda Cardellini makes Dead To Me a must-see. The first trailer for the new series from Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls) teases an intriguing dark comedy about two very different women brought together by the loss of their respective partners, but–here’s the fun part–one of them has a big fat secret. And she might be kind of cuckoo-bananas.
Executive produced by Cardellini and Applegate with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Dead To Me looks like it’ll make for a decent reason to cancel your plans the weekend of May 3. Here’s the official synopsis for the series, which also stars James Marsden:
Jen (Christina Applegate) is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder. Judy (Linda Cardellini) is an optimistic free spirit who’s recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann’s cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it. Dead to Me, created by Liz Feldman (2 Broke Girls, One Big Happy), is an addictive dark comedy that dives into the painfully unfiltered, weirdly funny waters of grief, loss and forgiveness.