Netflix's 'Russian Doll': Release date, cast, trailers and everything you need to know

29 January 2019, 15:12 | Updated: 29 January 2019, 15:52

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

'Russian Doll', the dark comedy starring 'Orange Is The New Black' actress Natasha Lyonne comes to Netflix this February.

Netflix's Russian Doll is headed to the platform February 1, 2019. The series is a dark comedy about a woman named Nadia, played by Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black), who relives the same night over and over again. From the minds of Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, and Leslye Headland, Russian Doll has an all female writing team working on the star-studded comedy.

Who stars in Russian Doll, what is about, and where can you watch the trailer for the Netflix show? Here's everything you need to know about Russian Doll.

Netflix Russian Doll Natasha Lyonne
Netflix 'Russian Doll' starring Natasha Lyonne. Picture: Netflix/Screenshot

What is Russian Doll on Netflix about?

Russian Doll is about Nadia, a woman who is experiencing the night she dies over and over again. Sometimes she dies falling down the stairs, other times she falls into a street cellar door. Occasionally, she makes it to the next morning, but one thing remains. She always dies.

Nadia is always attending the same party on the night of her death and things begin to go a little haywire once she realises what is transpiring. Though the people around her are skeptical of her story about repeatedly dying, two things remain true. Nadia must figure out a way to stop dying and, well, Nadia must die.

Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne are both co-creators and Executive Producers on the project, so it's a given that Russian Doll will deliver the laughs.

Watch the Russian Doll Netflix trailer

The highly appropriate "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and The Shondells is the first song you hear in the trailer. In the trailer we see Nadia attending her birthday party, smoking a joint, and dying a bunch of times.

It looks painful. It looks irritating. And Nadia looks like she'll do anything to stop dying.

When does Russian Doll premiere on Netflix?

Would be fans of Russian Doll don't have long to wait. The dark comedy premieres on Netflix on Friday, February 1, 2019.

How many episodes of Russian Doll are there?

There are 8 episodes of Russian Doll in the first season.

This is on the shorter end of Netflix's usual episode order, which often ranges between 8-12 episodes, on average.

Who stars in Netflix's Russian Doll?

Russian Doll stars Natasha Lyonne in the lead role. Greta Lee plays her good friend. Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley also appears in Russian Doll, as do Chloƫ Sevigny and Lyonne's OITNB co-star, Dascha Polanco.

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne on Netflix's 'Russian Doll'
Natasha Lyonne on Netflix's 'Russian Doll'. Picture: Netflix/Trailer Screenshot

Greta Lee

Greta Lee Russian Doll
Greta Lee in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'. Picture: Netflix/Trailer Screenshot

Elizabeth Ashley

Elizabeth Ashley in Russian Doll
Elizabeth Ashley in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'. Picture: Netflix/Trailer Screenshot

Charlie Barnett

Charlie Barnett in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'
Charlie Barnett in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'. Picture: Netflix/Trailer Screenshot

Chloƫ Sevigny

Chloe Sevigny in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'
Chloe Sevigny in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'. Picture: Netflix/Trailer Screenshot

Dascha Polanco

Dascha Polanco in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'
Dascha Polanco in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'. Picture: Netflix/Trailer Screenshot

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'
Rebecca Henderson in Netflix's 'Russian Doll'. Picture: Netflix/Trailer Screenshot