EXCLUSIVE: The Russian doll the team reunites for season two.
Ephraim Sykes, who played the role of George Eacker in the Broadway musical Hamilton, joins the cast of Natasha Lyonne’s Netflix series.
Sykes, who is a Tony nominee for his role in Isn’t It Too Proud – Life and Times of Temptations and will play the role of Michael Jackson in the upcoming Broadway musical, will be the guest. As with other new cast members Annie Murphy, Sharlto Copley Carolyn Michelle Smith, the streamer doesn’t give any details or character descriptions.
The first season followed a young woman named Nadia, played by Natasha Lyonne, who died several times at a party in New York City, reliving the same night in an ongoing time loop. Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez, Elizabeth Ashley and Charlie Barnett also performed.
The first season of Russian doll was released in February 2019. The series, which was renewed by Netflix in June 2019, was created by Lyonne, who produces directing alongside Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland. Filming for season 2 is currently underway for a premiere scheduled for this summer.
Russian doll is produced by Universal Television, Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions, JAX Media and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Sykes, whose performance in Hamilton can be seen on Disney +, also starred in NBC’s Hairspray Live! alongside Ariana Grande and other TV credits include Vinyl, Smash, 30 Rock and Luke Cage.
He is replaced by CESD, Silver Lining Entertainment and Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo.