Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy is Set to Join Season 2 of Netflix Comedy Russian Doll


| LAST UPDATE 09/14/2021

By Molly Houghton
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Get ready, because things are about to get a whole lot funnier! Netflix announced that Schitt's Creek actress Annie Murphy will star in season 2 of the comedy-drama series Russian Doll. Read on for everything we know so far.

Netflix took to social media to confirm the exciting news. "What a concept: Schitt's Creek alum, the all-around flawless Emmy-winning Annie Murphy has joined the cast of Russian Doll for Season 2!" the streaming site tweeted. Natasha Lyonne, who plays the protagonist in the hit show, shared her enthusiasm for the news. "Very exciting news around here!" she wrote, followed by heart emojis.

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The comedy-drama's first season revolved around the cynical 36-year-old Nadia. Portrayed by Natasha Lyonne, the hilarious character is stuck in a time loop where she repeatedly dies during her New York City birthday party, only to wake up and relive the day.

Russian Doll has yet to reveal what Murphy's role will be on the show. But one thing is for sure: she is joining a team of comedic powerhouses. The Netflix original was created by Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland, and Natasha Lyonne. The first season also featured Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley, Ritesh Rajan, and Dascha Polanco. They have yet to announce who will be returning for season two.

Annie Murphy's latest gig is not the only role she's scored since her critically-acclaimed performance on Schitt's Creek. The starlet is also starring in AMC's dark comedy, Kevin Can F*ck Himself. Murphy will play Allison, a sitcom housewife who wants to kill her husband.

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The actress revealed last year that she almost quit acting before landing the role of Alexis Rose. "I hadn't worked in about two years, my apartment in Toronto burned down and I had very little money in the bank," she said. "I decided I wasn't going to act anymore. Literally the next day, I got the audition [for Schitt's Creek] and I went in and was stoked because Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara are my idols." We'll thank our lucky stars for that twist of fate because we can't imagine our television screens without this funny gal.