Netflix has renewed its Comedy series Haters Back Off for a Second season, which will premiere in 2017

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Unique comedy series Haters Back Off has completed its first season on Netflix. This show marks a first, starring Colleen Ballinger and being based on her popular YouTube persona Miranda Sings. The show details the family and home life of Miranda, a sheltered, confident, but ultimately untalented singer who is trying to find fame via YouTube. This 8 episode season depicts Miranda’s journey from the first video she uploads to when her first video goes viral. Also part of the cast are Angela Kinsey as Bethany, Miranda’s mother, Steve Little as Jim, Miranda’s uncle, Francesca Reale as Emily, Miranda’s sister, and Erik Stocklin as Patrick, Miranda’s best friend.

While the original YouTube series was much smaller in scope, the show expands a bit, showing that Miranda’s narcissism and focus on her dreams, whether or not they are viable or not, actually has consequences for the other people in her life. Ballinger mentions that she chose Netflix over HBO because she felt the platform better understood her already built-in online fanbase. Netflix describes the show as “a bizarre family comedy, and a commentary on society today and our fascination with fame.”

On paper, this idea makes a lot of sense, with the streaming, watch-when-you-want nature of Netflix seeming like a perfect vehicle for a YouTube start to take her character in a different direction. However, as many first-time transitions are, the reception has been mixed. #HatersBackOff currently has a 6.6 rating on IMDb and 42% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Factors that have earned praise are the show’s reflection on the nature of online fame, as well as the occasional peeks beyond Miranda’s ego to see the fragile woman underneath. The show’s surreal nature has also been praised as a great vehicle for comedy, and the change from YouTube series to TV show lets longtime fans of the Miranda character see exactly how she got to be the way she is.

However, some feel that the show’s translation from two-minute videos to thirty-minute episodes may be a bit too much, with the basic jokes and premise of the character losing their punch when they are dragged out this long. Others also feel that aside from Miranda, the characters are one-dimensional, and the comedic nature of the show isn’t enough to compensate for this. If you were a fan of the original YouTube series, do you find that this was a worthy complement? Netflix does not release viewership data for its shows, so we can only guess how many people watched and enjoyed the show.

At the moment, given its mixed reception, HBO may need another season to refine its concept, but it’s hard to gauge what its chances are with no data from Netflix. However, Netflix has been steadfast in its dedication to keep original programming going, and we may not only see another season for that reason but if it turns out that it was another success, many other YouTube stars may make the move to this platform for new projects. Any stars that you think would be a good fit for a Netflix show?

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December 16, 2016
Haters Back Off is coming back in 2017 for a season 2! Netflix signed off on the new episodes after the success of the first season, so get ready for even more crazy antics from Miranda and friends.
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Annie Linco
Annie Linco
11 months 26 days ago

When will it be out I am so excited to see it Miranda is amazing

Flash
Flash
11 months 25 days ago

I wish they all come out at the same time or something

Mike
Mike
11 months 24 days ago

The best comedy show in a long time

Kate
Kate
11 months 24 days ago

I dont want to be left with a cliff hanger for much too long.

Gustav
Gustav
11 months 24 days ago

the ending made me so sad

Madlyn
Madlyn
11 months 23 days ago

I’m almost certain that I heard the bell on Patrick’s bike. He will always rescue/love Miranda.

Madlyn
Madlyn
11 months 23 days ago

I Love Miranda !! There is something about her that remind me of Pee-wee Herman. I really needed this laughter in my life…so funny.

Amazing Amanda
Amazing Amanda
11 months 23 days ago

Miranda is one of the GREATEST PEOPLE ON EARTH!!!!! My family and I LOVE HER!!! So negative comments are just ridiculous!!! Hence the point “HATERS BACK OFF!!”

Ellie O\'Toole
Ellie O\'Toole
11 months 22 days ago

Omg great show

JRC
JRC
11 months 21 days ago

I was so sad on the last episode especially when everyone left Miranda by herself but then you could here what was thought to be Patrick’s bike and it ended there… I hope that they will do a season 2 to answer all questions and sort out the whole problem.

Heyy
Heyy
10 months 27 days ago

They left us on a cliffhanger

Heyy
Heyy
10 months 27 days ago

I can’t but at the same time can believe she ditched patrick

farjdnd
farjdnd
10 months 25 days ago

i cried on the last episodd becuase Miranda was alone, but it was her fault for pushing everyone away for an ugly blonde guy.

dlr
dlr
10 months 21 days ago

My daughter and I just binge watched Season 1 and we can’t wait for season 2 to come out!!! I loved the character arcs and actually found myself crying during the finale! Lots of laughs and surprising moments of warmth between the characters. Hoping there’s a season 2.

Heartbroken
Heartbroken
10 months 17 days ago

—– stabs elf thirty gajillion times——-
NO PLEASE MAKE MORE I CAN’T WAIT A YEAR PLEASSSSSSSSSSSE

SassyCassie
SassyCassie
10 months 15 days ago

Omg please make season two! the bell at the end……. Patrick!

Linda JoJo
Linda JoJo
10 months 7 days ago

I feel like the saddest aspect of this show is the effect that miranda and her uncle have on the sisters life! When Miranda “fixed” jer art work I cried for her for real… The fact that she is the only same person in a world of crazies makes me feel for her! I am so happy that Netflix was chosen over HBO, I feel like the majority of her fanbase would have more access to Netflix rather than HBO I absolutely LOVE the show I hope there will be a 2nd season

ForeverMirfanda
ForeverMirfanda
9 months 17 days ago

GUYS! SEASON 2 IS CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 2017!!!!!!!

senpai
senpai
9 months 16 days ago

but that’s in like forever!!!!!!!!!!!!damn johnny

senpai
senpai
9 months 16 days ago

CLIFFHANGER

KirraWarby
KirraWarby
9 months 16 days ago

I wish it would ll ready be out I just finish watching the first season

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