Created by Liz Feldman, ‘Dead to Me’ is a Netflix’s comedy that focuses on the story of two completely different women who form an unlikely friendship. Feldman has gained a repertoire in comedy writing through her work on Nickelodeon’s ‘All That’, WB’s ‘Blue Collar TV’, TV Land’s ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and CBS’s ‘2 Broke Girls’. She has also served as the writer for Academy Award ceremonies, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and Ellen DeGeneres, whose popular talk show has also employed Feldman’s talents.
A dark comedy that tackles the various sides of grief — somewhat like Ricky Gervais’ ‘After Life’ — ‘Dead to Me’ has the advantage of having some of the best names in comedy as its showrunners. Along with Feldman and Jessica Elbaum, it is executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, both the names in no need of introduction. McKay and Ferrell have frequently collaborated, the result of which has been films like ‘Anchorman’ movies, ‘Talladega Nights’, ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘The Other Guys’. If there was any convincing you needed to watch ‘Dead to Me’ before, I don’t think you’d need any more now. Amy York Rubin serves as the director. She is known for her work in ‘Casual’, ‘Fresh Off the Boat’, ‘Grown-ish’ and ‘Wrecked’.
Dead to Me Cast: Who’s in It?
The cast members include some of the most polished names in Hollywood. The leading lady is Christina Applegate. She plays the role of Jen, who has recently been widowed. Applegate is a veteran when it comes to comedy. She has worked in a great number of movies and TV shows, displaying a wide variety of her acting talents. She is best known for her work in ‘Anchorman’ films, Fox’s sitcom ‘Married … with Children’ and ‘Bad Moms’, amongst other roles.
The other lead of the show is Judy Hale, played by Linda Cardellini. Judy is a seemingly normal woman who is dealing with the death of her boyfriend; however, there are some secrets she is keeping from everyone around her. If you need reminding where you last saw Cardellini, it was in the blockbuster of the decade ‘Avengers: Endgame’, in which she plays the role of Laura Barton, Hawkeye’s wife. Not long before that, she joined the ‘Conjuring’ universe and played the lead role in Michael Chaves’ directorial debut, ‘The Curse of La Llorona’. She is set to team up with Tom Hardy in biographical drama ‘Fonzo’ as Mae Capone, Al Capone’s wife. She also appeared alongside Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in this year’s Oscar winner, ‘Greek Book’. Further, she has appeared in hit TV shows like ‘Bloodline’, ‘New Girl’, ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’.
The supporting cast includes Max Jenkins, James Marsden, Sam McCarthy (who has previously worked in ‘Teen Wolf’ and ‘The Blacklist’), and Ed Asner. Jenkins is best known for his role in NBC’s cop-comedy, ‘The Mysteries of Laura’. HBO’s ‘High Maintenance’ is also counted in his acting credits. He has also made appearances in acclaimed comedies like ‘30 Rock’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’. In ‘Dead to Me’, he plays the role of Christopher.