Coming in 2017
Netflix’s Haters Back Off has been renewed for a second season, coming in 2017.
Haters Back Off stars YouTube personality Miranda Sings, a character created by Colleen Ballinger. The show’s first season premiered in October, consisting of eight episodes.
The show’s official Twitter account has confirmed its renewal and Ballinger also announced the news in a YouTube video (watch below).
Ballinger/Sings was the first YoutTuber to get her own scripted TV show.
The show was developed for TV by Ballinger, her brother Chris Ballinger, Perry Rein and Gigi McCreery. The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry are executive producers.
The persona found massive online popularity through scrappy webcam vignettes broadcast on YouTube since 2008. Looking permanently dishevelled thanks to her smeary lipstick, Miranda longs to be a singer and entertainer.
Jerry Seinfeld is a noted fan of Sings. After being introduced to her work by his 13-year-old daughter, he invited Miranda onto his improv web show Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee – the format’s in the title – and sang her praises in a subsequent Vulture interview: “She’s a very special character. It’s a rich character, and it definitely can grow into a different container.”