Jen and Judy’s secrets don’t stay buried long in the third and final season of “Dead to Me,” but the outlaw duo remain determined to come out with a (literal) bang.
Netflix gave fans an in-depth look at the series’ upcoming episodes with the release of a new trailer on Wednesday. It shows characters Jen Harding (played by Christina Applegate) and Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) still on the mend after the hit-and-run accident that ended the second season on a cliffhanger.
But as details of Judy’s missing husband, Steve (James Marsden), begin to emerge, the two women must once again rely on their newfound expertise ― and on each other ― to avoid arousing the suspicions of the FBI. Naturally, more mayhem and a tense shootout ensue.
According to Netflix, viewers can expect the final season of “Dead to Me” to feature “shocking twists, unexpected turns, and the kind of laughter you can only share with your best friend” ― a send-off appropriate for the beloved, Emmy-nominated black comedy.
Watch the trailer for the third season of “Dead to Me” below.
The new season has been particularly emotional for Applegate, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year, according to an interview published Tuesday in The New York Times. The disease attacks the central nervous system and impairs communication between the body and the brain, with symptoms including tremors, fatigue, loss of vision, slurred speech and limb weakness.
Although her illness is not part of the script or visible on screen, Applegate described filming the new episodes as the hardest thing she has ever done.
“The powers that be were like, ‘Let’s just stop. We don’t need to finish it. Let’s put a few episodes together,'” the actor told The Times. “I said no. We’re going to do it, but we’re going to do it on my terms.'”
She then credited Cardellini with being “my champion, my warrior, my voice” throughout the creative process, adding that “it was like having a mother bear”.
The new season of “Dead to Me” hits Netflix on November 17.
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