The official trailer for Dead To Me third and final season is now online! New episodes start November 17, 2022 only on Netflix.
When Christina Applegate looks back, she can recognize the signs. Filming a dance sequence during the first season of the Netflix wine-mom dramedy “Dead to Me,” she found herself off balance. Later, her tennis game began to falter. At the time, Applegate, an actress with an aversion to special pleading, didn’t make excuses. She had to work harder, she told herself. She had to try again.
“I wish I had paid attention,” she said during a recent video call from her home in Los Angeles. “But who was I to know?”
Over several years, the tingling and numbness in her extremities grew worse. And in the summer of 2021, on set for the third and final season of “Dead to Me,” she received a diagnosis. She had multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that disrupts communication between the brain and body. Production shut down for about five months as she began treatment.
“There was the sense of, ‘Well, let’s get her some medicine so she can get better,’” Applegate, 50, recalled. “And there is no better. But it was good for me. I needed to process my loss of my life, my loss of that part of me. So I needed that time.”
“Although it’s not like I came on the other side of it, like, ‘Woohoo, I’m totally fine,’” she added. “Acceptance? No. I’m never going to accept this. I’m pissed.”
This was on a recent morning. Applegate was sitting up in bed — her happy place, where she watches reality television. (“That’s my meditation,” she said.) She had pulled her hair into a scrappy bun. Black glasses sat astride her nose. And her resting face did have a certain indignant quality.
But she wanted to do this interview, because the last season of “Dead to Me” arrives on Netflix later this month, on Nov. 17.
“This is the first time anyone’s going to see me the way I am,” she said. “I put on 40 pounds; I can’t walk without a cane. I want people to know that I am very aware of all of that.”
In truth, her illness is nearly invisible onscreen — a feat of savvy blocking and Applegate’s talent and resolve. Still, she wanted to offer context.
It’s finally here!!! The release date for the final season of Dead To Me will be November 17, 2022!
Check out the teaser below to see a brief scene from season 3 (after a recap of the first two seasons).
The photo gallery has been updated with 3,675 screen captures of Christina Applegate from episodes 1 – 13 of “Married… With Children” season 6.
An animated version of Fox’s foundational sitcom Married…With Children is in the works at Sony Pictures Television, which produced the original series. The studio has signed the show’s core cast — Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate and David Faustino — to reprise their roles in voiceover.
Family Guy writer and executive producer Alex Carter is set to serve as showrunner on the project, which will be taken to potential buyers in the near future. The original series streams on on Hulu, Peacock and Paramount Global’s Pluto TV.
Created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt, Married…With Children ran from 1987 to 1997 on Fox. The show was critically derided throughout its run but was a hit for the then-fledgling network, amassing 259 episodes over its 11 seasons.
The animated project isn’t the first time Sony has tried to revive the show. In 2014, Sony developed a spinoff centering on Faustino’s Bud Bundy, but it didn’t move forward.
Sony, meanwhile, continues to look for ways to mine its IP library. The studio is behind ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience specials, which have re-created episodes of several Norman Lear comedies from the 1970s and ’80s (Sony owns rights to Lear’s catalog). An animated version of Lear’s Good Times scored a series order at Netflix in 2020.
Carter is a longtime Family Guy staffer, having started as a writers assistant in 2006 and worked his way up the ladder.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter