It was just announced that Amy is set to attend The Writers Guild Foundation ‘Russian Doll’ Panel on June 5. Tickets can be bought on their website. The event called Inside the Writers Room with Russian Doll will take place at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California. Also set to attend are Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland, Jocelyn Bioh and Allison Silverman.
Russian Doll immediately drew audiences in with its high-concept, time-bending narrative and stellar performances. While we’re dying for a second season of this critically acclaimed show, join us for a special look inside the writers room of this Netflix Original Series with creators and executive producers Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, and Amy Poehler along with writers Jocelyn Bioh and Allison Silverman.
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Amy Poehler attended Deadline’s Contenders Emmy Event earlier today in Los Angeles, California. She was there to talk about Broad City and Russian Doll, in which she helps to produce, create, write and direct! Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event, check them out below.
A series about reliving your death over and over again has the making for a great comedy but it also runs the risk of, as the premise suggests, repetitive. But the Netflix comedy Russian Doll steps up to the challenge with co-creators, executive producers and writers Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler and Natasha Lyonne (who also stars) leading the charge. At Deadline’s Contenders event, the trio talked to Dominic Patten about the deja vu-centric show and how it has created a whole new bingeing experience.
Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. One night she falls down the stairs and dies and then she is transported to a certain point in the same evening when dies again…and then it happens again…and again. The whole series is an existential journey of Nadia figuring out what the hell is going on. Seeing that it is a repetitive show, it brings new meaning binge-watching.
When creating the show Headland and her fellow creators posed the question: How do we make the ultimate binge show?
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Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland were interviewed by the Los Angeles Times to talk about their new Netflix show ‘Russian Doll’ and other things. Read the full interview below and check out the photoshoot in our gallery!
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What if you kept dying at your own birthday party?
That’s the darkly comic premise of “Russian Doll,” a Netflix series starring Natasha Lyonneas Nadia, a fast-talking, freewheeling Manhattanite caught in a mysterious loop in which she keeps dying in nightmarish New York scenarios: blindsided by a speeding cab, falling down an open cellar door in the sidewalk, crashing in a broken elevator.
And each time she gets killed, Nadia wakes up, not in the afterlife, but in the bathroom at the party for her 36th birthday, only to start the process all over again. Nadia’s increasingly elaborate quest for survival leads her on an adventure through the bodegas and dive bars of the East Village, but, ultimately, within herself as she peels back the layers of her identity to confront buried trauma.
With its trapped-in-a-loop premise, “Russian Doll” is initially reminiscent of “Groundhog Day” or the more recent “Happy Death Day,” but over the course of eight episodes premiering Friday, it evolves into something without obvious precedent — a visually inventive existential noir comedy told from a female perspective.
Created by Lyonne, Amy Poehler and writer-director Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette,” “Sleeping With Other People”), the series boasts an all-female writing and directing team. Lyonne, who directed the final episode, recently met with her co-creators in New York for a boisterous (and occasionally off-topic) conversation about the series, its origins and their influences.