Netflix has just announced 'Dead to Me' is getting a second season

Netflix has just announced 'Dead to Me' is getting a second season

Pretty much everyone with access to a Netflix account is talking about the hugely successful series Dead To Me.

And now the streaming giant has officially announced that the show will be returning for a second season.

Haven't watched season one yet? Well, take a sneak peek here:

Starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, the Netflix Original series centres around an unlikely friendship between two women who meet in a grief support group.

Both women are dealing with loss in their own decidedly different ways. We find out in the very first episode that Applegate's character Jen recently lost her husband in a tragic hit-and-run accident, while Cardellini's character Judy is dealing with a loss far too complicated for a series premiere reveal.

In fact, Judy has a huge secret that she's battling with - and it has everything to do with her new best friend.

The brilliantly-made dark comedy has an 87 percent rating among critics, and a 93 percent audience score on RottenTomatoes.com, and is sure to be a huge hit this awards season.

And those who adored every aspect of how season one played out will be pleased to know that 2 Broke Girls creator Liz Feldman will be returning as showrunner and executive producer for the second season.

In a piece on Glamour.com, Feldman describes in detail the dark origins of the show:

"With Dead to Me, I have definitely experienced some incredible luck. I got to birth an idea and grow it into a show that I now get to share with the world, via Netflix. Of course, my luck didn’t come in the form I had hoped for, but life is full of twists and turns. Just ask my best friend Kelly.

Tragically, five months into her pregnancy, she lost her baby. It was a devastating time. None of it made sense. Here was my beautiful, kind, wonderful friend experiencing a level of pain and loss she did not deserve. It was impossible not to be furious at the cruelty and relentlessness of life."

Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the new season, but with the return of Liz Feldman and the series' two leading ladies, fans will be hoping that season two will be just as dark, dramatic and funny as the first.