12:34pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Netflix Renews 'Haters Back Off' for Season 2
Haters Back Off isn't backing down.
Netflix has renewed the series headlined by Colleen Ballinger, better known as Miranda Sings, for a second season, it was announced Thursday.
The streaming giant announced the pickup Thursday on Twitter. Season two will launch sometime in 2017.
Picked up to series in January with an eight-episode order, the series dives 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. Angela Kinsey, Francesca Reale, Erik Stocklin and Steve Little also star.
Ballinger created the series and developed it with Chris Ballinger as well as Perry Rein and Gigi McCreery for Netflix. Rein and McCreery serve as showrunners and exec produce alongside The Firm's Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry, Colleen Ballinger and Chris Ballinger. Haters Back Off is produced by Brightlight Pictures for Netflix.
Since launching in January 2008, the Miranda Sings YouTube has amassed more than 7.3 million subscribers. She won a Streamy Award in 2015 for best actress and is currently nominated for a People's Choice Award for favorite YouTube star.
In addition to her Netflix series, Ballinger has appeared in character as Miranda on The Tonight Show and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In 2015, she also released best-selling book in character, titled Self-Help.
For Netflix, the renewal comes as the streaming giant continues to expand its originals programming slate. Haters Back Off joins a growing a comedy slate that includes Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grace and Frankie, Master of None, Fuller House, Flaked, The Ranch, Lady Dynamite, Love, Easy and another sequel series to Wet Hot American Summer. The pickup follows a rare cancelation for the company, which pulled the plug on the drama Marco Polo earlier this week.
Ballinger isn't the only internet star who has teamed with Netflix. Vine star Cameron Dallas will launch his own docuseries, Chasing Cameron, on Dec. 27.