“Bloodline” and “Freaks and Geeks” alum Linda Cardellini is making her return to Netflix, alongside Christina Applegate in the streamer’s upcoming half-hour dark comedy “Dead to Me,” an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap.
Cardellini will also produce the comedy, which is penned by showrunner Liz Feldman and hails from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gloria Sanchez Prods. and CBS TV Studios. The series was handed a 10-episode series order by Netflix.
“Dead to Me,” is described as a comedic “Big Little Lies,” centering around a powerful friendship that blossoms between Jen (Applegate), a tightly wound widow, and Judy (Cardellini), a free spirit with a shocking secret.
Judy is an outgoing free spirit who exudes both warmth and pathos as she struggles to deal with a personal tragedy. Judy desperately needs someone to connect with and finds a common ground and support system in Jen.
The series marks Cardellini’s first series regular role since she co-starred on Netflix’s “Bloodline” opposite Kyle Chandler. She’ll next be seen on the silver screen for Universal’s “The Green Book,” with Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali.
Feldman and Applegate are executive producing “Dead to Me,” alongside Ferrell, McKay and Jessica Elbaum. Filming on the series is set to begin this fall in Los Angeles.