“Grief does some weird sh– to people.”
Yeah, like also maybe make them crazy.
Netflix has released the trailer (watch above) and premiere date, Friday, May 3, for its new dark comedy series, “Dead to Me,” starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini as a pair of grieving widows, one of whom might be going through a different stage of grief altogether.
Created by Liz Feldman (“2 Broke Girls”) and executive-produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, the series stars Applegate as Jen, a tightly wound widow whose husband was killed in a hit-and-run accident. She meets free spirit Judy (Cardellini) at a support group and they bond so quickly that Jen invites Judy to live in her guest house. That’s when things go cuckoo and cops are suddenly looking for Judy. (Five bucks says she knows a little something about how Jen’s husband’s death.)
“Let’s just say that wherever Judy goes, chaos tends to follow,” Steve (James Marsden), Judy’s love interest, says.
Ed Asner and Brandon Scott also star.
“Dead to Me” marks Applegate’s first TV series since “Up All Night” way back in 2012 and Cardellini’s first since “Bloodline” ended two years ago. Could “Dead to Me” bring them both back to the Emmys? It’s just a trailer, but Applegate looks to be at her sardonic best and Cardellini playing a nutcase is something we all need. Applegate, who won an Emmy for her guest spot on “Friends” in 2003, was last nominated for her ABC sitcom “Samantha Who?” in 2009, while Cardellini received a drama guest actress nomination for “Mad Men” in 2013. The show’s May 3 release date is also not too close to the May 31 deadline that voters could consume the 10 episodes in time.
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