Haters Back Off returns for Season 2 this October
VOD News | On 13, Sep 2017
Haters Back Off will return this October for Season 2.
Yes, everyone’s favourite best worst YouTube music superstar Miranda Sings is back for a second season of her Netflix original series. Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, the comedy delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented celebrity on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous… it’s just no one knows it yet.
The show was ordered by Netflix last year, marking the streaming giant’s first original scripted series by a YouTube star – followed shortly by Vine star Cameron Dallas’ docuseries Chasing Cameron.
“The result is uneven, but ultimately spells out promise for a second season,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Indeed, that decision to tap into the online video community and its audience of younger viewers evidently paid off, with Netflix quickly renewing the series for a repeat run.
Miranda announced the show’s return, naturally, on her YouTube channel.
“Yes, it’s true,” she declared in a dramatic new video. “I left Netflix. Season 1 of Haters Back Off on Netflix came out last year and a lot of you asked me ‘Where have you been? Why haven’t you been on Netflix? You only gave us eight episodes and then you left. What the heck is going on? Where are you, Miranda?’ You’re right. I did leave Netflix. I left Netflix. I left my annoying cat. I left my favourite American snacks and I went to Vancouver and I shot Season 2 of Haters Back Off. But now I’m back, baby.”
Described by her as “the 14th reason why”, Haters Back Off Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on Friday 20th October.
Here’s the video detailing the news, plus a terribrilliant rap trash-talking Netflix’s other originals:
Miranda Sings will return for Season 2 of Haters Back Off!
18th December 2016
Miranda Sings will return for Season 2 of Haters Back Off!
The series, which stars YouTube sensation Miranda Sings, is based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger. It follows the rise of the totally untalented singer, who falls up the ladder of celebrity and success, driven by the belief that she was born famous – it’s just that nobody knows it yet.
The show was ordered by Netflix at the start of the year, marking the streaming giant’s first original scripted series by a YouTube star. Indeed, later this month (on 27th December), Netflix will debut another original series about a web celeb, with Vine star Cameron Dallas’ docuseries Chasing Cameron.
That decision to tap into the online video community and its audience of younger viewers has evidently paid off, with Netflix commissioning a second run this week.
The announcement, which was made via the show’s official Twitter account, arrives only a couple of months after Season 1 premiered on 14th October.
— Haters Back Off (@hatersbackoff) December 15, 2016
“For the majority of the show’s first season, it’s an awkward watch,” we wrote in our review. “Sometimes, when Steve Little’s hyper Uncle Jim channels Bryan Cranston in Malcolm in the Middle, that awkwardness steps into amusingly warped territory.
“By the time we enter the show’s second half, though… depths appear out of nowhere, as Emily becomes a movingly tragic figure, their mum hooks up with a priest with his own weird obsessions, and Uncle Jim occasionally appears to realise that he’s creating a monster. The show manages to include an excellent piece of slapstick in a club and a cute flash of romance in a supermarket – and, in one surprising moment at a computer, something bordering on substance beneath Miranda’s garish, lipsticked surface.”
“The result is uneven, but ultimately spells out promise for a second season,” we concluded.”
That second run will premiere in 2017, with eight more episodes of singing, streaming and shockingly red lipstick.
Ballinger reacted to the renewal on YouTube:
Netflix unveils new Haters Back Off trailer
4th October 2016
There are only 10 days to go until Miranda Sings comes to Netflix – and the streaming service is rolling out the red carpet with a new trailer.
The show, based on the character created by YouTuber Colleen Ballinger, Haters Back Off! delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings – a confident but totally untalented star on the rise.
The series stars Ballinger as Miranda, Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) as Miranda’s overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey (The Office) as Miranda’s mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin, as Miranda’s neighbor and best friend, Patrick.
All eight episodes land on Friday 14th October. Here’s the new video. (Warning: Cover your ears.)
Miranda Sings in Haters Back Off teaser
24th September 2016
Miranda Sings is heading to Netflix – and Netflix has released the first clip of her in action.
By action, of course, we mean singing. And by singing, we mean, erm, something that isn’t singing.
Created by Colleen Ballinger, Miranda’s built up a hefty following on YouTube, leading to her own Netflix original comedy series. The show promises to delve into the oddball family life of the confident, yet untalented, star, who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it’s just no one knows it yet.
Ballinger is joined by Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) as Miranda’s overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey (The Office) as Miranda’s mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin as Miranda’s neighbour and best friend, Patrick.
If you’ve never seen Miranda Sings on YouTube, this is a good indication of what your eardrums are in for, complete with amusingly over-the-top introductory titles:
Haters Back Off lands on Netflix on Friday 14th October. For more on what else is coming soon, click here.
Netflix unveils first images from Haters Back Off
2nd September 2016
Netflix has unveiled the first images from Haters Back off.
The original series, based on the character created by YouTube star Colleen Ballinger-Evans, delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it’s just no one knows it yet.
It’s one of several new projects commissioned by Netflix starring younger web celebs, with Vine and YouTube star Cameron Dallas also getting his own original show.
All eight episodes of the show will premiere on Friday 14th October.
Photos: Carol Segal/Netflix
Haters Back Off: Miranda Sing’s Netflix series to premiere in October
27th June 2016
Miranda Sing’s Netflix series will premiere in October.
The series stars YouTuber Colleen Ballinger, who has won millions of fans with her alter-ego Miranda Sings – and, sure enough, Miranda herself was the one to announce the release date of 14th October in a her own, idiosyncratic video:
The eight-episode show will introduce us to more of Sings’ life and family, aptly titled Haters Back Off. It’s one of several new projects commissioned by Netflix starring younger web celebs, with Vine and YouTube star Cameron Dallas also getting his own original show.
Netflix signs YouTube’s Miranda sings for original series
Originally published 15th January 2016
Netflix has followed YouTube’s lead and signed Miranda Sings for a new series.
Miranda is a character created by vlogger Colleen Ballinger-Evans – a confident yet talentless musical star on the rise, who believes she was born famous despite a total lack of evidence that this is the case.
Ballinger-Evans, who also has her own YouTube channel as PsychoSoprano, began her character on stage, before taking to the web to satire other people’s videos of them singing badly. Over the years, Miranda Sings has built up more than 5.7 million subscribers, while Ballinger-Evans has 3.5 million subscribers. She announced the news, in true Miranda/Colleen style, with a video on each channel.
The eight-episode show, titled Haters Back Off, follows Miranda’s oddball family life and joins a large wave of Netflix originals lined up for 2016, from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to House of Cards Season 4.
Ballinger-Evans will star in the series, which is produced by Brightlight Pictures, with Chris Ballinger and her acting as exec producers, alongside co-creators Perry Rein and Gigi McCreery and The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry.
Ballinger-Evans was recently included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 digital stars of 2015.