The Australian teen sequence has been renewed at Netflix.
Netflix’s teen Australian reboot of Heartbreak High was launched in September 2022 however will it return for a second season? Early studies urged the present had been renewed in early October, and now we’ve got official affirmation. Here’s what we find out about season 2 of Heartbreak High on Netflix.
Rebooting the 90s present (obtainable in full in most areas of Netflix across the globe), Heartbreak High is a modernized highschool romance drama akin to Netflix’s different titles within the style, reminiscent of Elite and this 12 months’s Heartstopper.
First introduced in December 2020, the sequence was ultimately launched on September 14th, 2022.
It was launched to excessive crucial reward, with many critiques praising the variety with characters from totally different races, genders, and disabilities represented.
Has Netflix Renewed or Canceled Heartbreak High?
Official Renewal Status: Officially renewed on October nineteenth, 2022
Our Renewal Prediction: Likely Renewal Given Reports
On October nineteenth, Netflix Australia confirmed that we’d return for a second season.
Per a press release:
“School is formally again in session, as Netflix has introduced Heartbreak High will return for Season 2.
Produced by Fremantle Australia and NewBe, season 2 of Heartbreak High will see the proficient forged and creators reassemble in Sydney (Gadigal, Dharug, Dharawal and Ku-ring-gai lands), Australia for pre-production and filming.”
As you’ll see beneath, the sequence had a tough begin on Netflix, failing to carry out effectively past the borders of Australia. There was little doubt many causes for this (not least due to reps for the present actively discouraging protection), however regardless of its preliminary street bump, the sequence went on to seek out an viewers and do the numbers.
The Guardian’s Michael Sun (who beforehand labored at Netflix Australia as a tradition editor) famous that the sequence had been boosted thanks to TikTok (a phenomenon we’ve seen earlier than lifting titles like Ginny & Georgia and Purple Hearts). As of the time of publishing, the present had amassed 12.5B views on TikTok, possible driving eyeballs onto Netflix.
On October 2nd, The Daily Telegraph in Australia reported that the present had been renewed for a second season.
How effectively is Heartbreak High acting on Netflix?
As we famous above, Heartbreak High obtained off to a poor begin on Netflix across the globe.
Let’s begin with the uncooked Netflix high 10 figures collected by FlixPatrol.
Even in Australia, the present solely reached #5 within the first few days earlier than hitting the highest spot for September twenty first and twenty second earlier than tailing off.
Below, you possibly can see a world heatmap as to the place the present carried out the perfect. Australia and New Zealand naturally noticed the best numbers, however international locations inside Eastern Europe and South Africa additionally carried out effectively.
Moving on, Netflix’s high 10 web site didn’t characteristic Heartbreak High in week 1, suggesting the quantity was below 12.22M. This led us to report that Heartbreak High was thought of a flop.
Following the present’s success on social media, viewership rose, and the present featured within the high 10s for weeks 2 and three, displaying a very spectacular maintain from the second to the third week.
The present remained within the world TV (English) high 10s for 3 weeks choosing up 42.61 million hours globally between September 18th and October ninth, 2022.
|Week Period||Hours Viewed(M)||Rank||Week in Top 10|
|September 18th, 2022 to September twenty fifth, 2022||18,250,000||6||1|
|September twenty fifth, 2022 to October 2nd, 2022||14,880,000 (-18%)||5||2|
|October 2nd, 2022 to October ninth, 2022||9,480,000 (-36%)||8||3|
How about exterior demand for the present?
TelevisionStats.com supplies some perception into extra conventional sources (reminiscent of Wikipedia, Google Search Trends, Twitter, Reddit and so forth) however notably doesn’t characteristic TikTok.
As a outcome, the present solely ever grew to become the twenty eighth most in-demand present in since its launch.
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