District 9 Celebrity Sharlto Copley has combined the next season of Netflix ‘Russian Doll. Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and Natasha Lyonne’s grim satirical existential drama, Russian Doll, came out on Netflix in February 2019, turning into a binge-worthy addition to the streaming giant’s record of acclaimed originals. The first season followed Lyonne’s chain-smoking, biting game programmer Nadia Vulvokov for being trapped in a frustrating Groundhog Day-Esque time loop after she died on her 36th birthday. Unable to slide completely off the mortal spiral, Nadia encounters a man (Charlie Barnett’s Alan Zaveri) who is also trapped in an infinite loop. Together they navigate the strange incident, facing their trauma and tackling events from their past that were not completely resolved.
In its freshman season, Russian Doll received widespread critical acclaim, especially for its ingenious time-traveling tropes and Lyonne’s electrifying moxie. The favorable reception also earned the series 13 nominations in the 2019 Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Category. After its success, the series was renewed for a second season in June 2019. Initially, there were plans to have the series filmed in March 2020. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, production slowed significantly and only resumed for a year. later in March 2021. No details of this season two storyline have been shown lately, although the series has cast many new artists in undisclosed roles, including Annie Murphy of Schitt’s Creek and Carolyn Michelle Smith of Colony. Another well-known artist has joined the ensemble in a key position.
As backed by Netflix on Monday, Russian Doll season 2 has featured Sharlto Copley from District 9 in the star-studded cast. At this point, there is no word on what personality Copley would do. But given his star stature, it’s likely that Copley was brought on board as a regular series, unlike the previously announced Murphy and Smith, who have been cast in recurring characters.
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Sharlto Copley joins previously announced new addition Annie Murphy in Season 2! pic.twitter.com/H9wSWjLoMi
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Copley’s upcoming role on Russian Doll marks his comeback to the TV space after a significant hiatus. The high-profile South African celebrity previously starred as Christian Walker in 2 seasons of the PlayStation series Powers, which ended in 2016. But lovers still recognize him best for his breakthrough role as Wikus van der Merwe in Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi blockbuster District 9. In addition to the film, Copley has also played a number of major studio tentpoles, such as The A-Team, Elysium and Maleficent. He will next appear in the title role as Ted Kaczynski in Tony Stone’s historical crime play Ted K.
So far, Copley is the biggest name on the Russian Doll season 2 call sheet. The actor has already made a name for himself in the sci-fi / action genre, delivering exciting performances that keep audiences constantly on the edge of their seats. But in the upcoming series, fans can see a different facet of the celebrity as he tries to mingle with the show’s articulate pace, mind-boggling storyline, and brilliantly bizarre characters. With few details known about Season 2, it’s hard to predict what skill Copley would appear in on the show. But no matter how Copley ends up on Russian Doll, it would certainly be a treat for fans long-awaited the proceeds of the introspective, hit, enigmatic comedy drama.