The first episode of Netflix’s new comedy show Blockbuster sets up a second season, but we don’t know if we’ll get it. Here’s what we know about a second season of Netflix’s Blockubser, including how well the first season did, what the cast and crew have said, and what we can expect.
This new workplace comedy was made by Vanessa Ramos, who is known for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Superstore. It stars Randall Park, Melissa Fumero, Olga Merediz, and Tyler Alvarez. It started on Netflix on November 3, 2022, with 10 episodes.
At the moment, IMDb gives it a 5.1 and RottenTomatoes gives it a 23%. Reed Hastings, the co-CEO of Netflix, did give the show a thumbs-up in a Tweet to Marc Randolph, the co-founder of Netflix. But on Netflix, will we be able to go back to the last Blockbuster store? What we know is:
Has Netflix Renewed or Cancelled Blockbuster?
No decision has been made about the show’s future yet, but early ratings may show that getting a second season may be hard. As we’ve already talked about, Netflix will use a number of factors to decide whether or not to renew a show. For a show of this size, the number of people who finish the series will be an important number.
At this point, it’s important to note that Netflix has been having trouble renewing comedy shows, at least when it comes to new English-language comedies. This is supported by the fact that Netflix hasn’t renewed a freshman (first season) or comedy show since May 2021, when they renewed The Upshaws.
Hard Cell, The Pentaverate, God’s Favorite Idiot, Uncoupled, Mo, Chad, and JT Go Deep are all waiting to see if they will be renewed. Pretty Smart, on the other hand, has been officially canceled. In an interview with THR, Vanessa Ramos said that she hoped there would be more episodes.
She also said that if they were renewed, she planned to visit the last Blockbuster store in Bend. Soon after the show came out, Ramos told DigitalSpy, “We’re waiting to hear back from Netflix.” She also said that she didn’t want to get too excited about anything just yet.
How Successful is Blockbuster on Netflix?
Blockbuster hasn’t done as well so far as Netflix may have hoped. The show isn’t on the official Netflix top 10 site yet because it didn’t win the title in Blockbuster’s first week. This means that less than 20.30 million hours of the new show were watched around the world.
So we’ll have to look a little more closely at performance.
FlixPatrol says that the show was in the top 10 on Netflix in 13 of the 90 countries they keep track of. Their data shows that the show was at its best on the second day after it came out, when it was the 21st most popular show on Netflix. It is now the 29th most popular series as of November 10th.
In the US, where it should have done the best, the title reached its highest ranking on Netflix at number 8. What about stats from the outside? On that front, too, things don’t look all that good.
Using data from Google, Wikipedia, Torrents, and IMDb, TelevisionStats.com says that the show was most popular on November 4. Based on data from outside sources, as of November 10, the show is the 13th most popular series and the 55th most popular title overall.
What to Expect From Netflix’s Second Season of Blockbuster?
Should they keep making it? What should we hope for? Let’s dive in.
To sum up, episode 10 ends with a holiday special, and to start the episode, the team decorates the store. But disaster strikes, and customers trash the store while Timmy is about to give up.
Hannah watches the video of Aaron’s failed proposal and finds out that Eliza does like Timmy. This is the end of the series.
Vanessa Ramos told SlashFilm this about the “bittersweet” ending:
“As a room, we were happy with the end, and we had our fun things. Some characters, like Connie and Patrice, won, which we also thought of as the show’s other love story.
I’m not sure if the editing made it clear, but the main thing about the character Patrice is that her nail salon has a Paris theme, but she’s only been to the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
There’s a slot machine, then. You’ll sometimes hear things like, “Why is there a slot machine? “That’s because all she knows about Paris is Las Vegas, which she thinks is the same thing.”
If there was a second season, we could expect it to be a lot like the first one, with the gang desperately trying to keep the lights on, making a run at Netflix, and all the main characters’ relationships growing.