Netflix’s newest supernatural coming-of-age series is now streaming and if you’re wondering what could happen in season 2, how well the show is performing or whether Netflix has even renewed it yet, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what we know about The Imperfects season 2.
Created by Shelley Eriksen & Dennis Heaton, The Imperfets sees three teens undergoing an experiment that gives them monstrous side effects. The trio joins forces to find the scientist responsible and a cure.
The series comes from the same production company that produced a myriad of titles for Netflix, including The I-Land, The Order (canceled after 2 seasons), and Wu Assassins.
Has Netflix Renewed The Imperfects for Season 2?
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Not yet renewed / Pending
Our Renewal Prediction: 50/50
Netflix hasn’t decided on the future of The Imperfects yet, but its initial numbers indicate that it may be a struggle for the show to get renewed.
As we’ve discussed, Netflix will use multiple factors to decide on whether to renew and an important number for a show of this size will be how many people go on to finish the series.
On the review side, it’s a mixed bag. There are not enough reviews to warrant a Metacritic or RottenTomatoes critic review. On the audience scores, it has a 79% on RottenTomatoes and only a 6.1/10 on IMDb out of 1.5K reviews.
If the show is canceled, which many are already afraid it might be, marketing for the show will no doubt be in the crosshairs.
The marketing for The Imperfects was arguably one of the worst of any new debut show in 2022.
We got our first major reveal back at Geeked Week, but since then, we only got one batch of new information for the release date. What’s worse is that the trailer and release date announcement was just over a week before the show was due to debut and it skipped out in most outlets’ September 2022 schedule (not ours, though!).
How well is The Imperfects performing on Netflix?
Netflix’s top 10 hourly data can let us track the show. In its first week on the platform, it was the third biggest English title behind Cobra Kai season 5 and Devil in Ohio.
|Week Period||Hours Viewed(M)||Rank||Week in Top 10|
|September 4th, 2022 to September 11th, 2022||24,070,000||3||1|
Using CVE metrics, which puts hourly figures on an equal playing field thanks to splitting the hours watched by the program length, we can compare how the show did to other titles.
In our top 10 report for the week ending September 11th, a contributor to What’s on Netflix said:
“The numbers for its first four days back this up and are not good, with only 3.4 million CVE.
That’s a third of what the canceled series Resident Evil did, so unless something miraculous happens, The Imperfects will be canceled.”
Raw top 10 figures collected by FlixPatrol reveals the show had a very slow start but picked up over the first weekend available but may have already peaked. The show has performed best in regions in central Europe, including France and Germany.
How in-demand is the series? External demand tracker TelevisionStats.com suggests the show peaked as being the 21st most popular show in the world on September 12th and has since dropped significantly.
What to expect from The Imperfects Season 2
If the series does get renewed? Where can we expect the story to head next?
Throughout the series, we’ve seen the trio of friends trying desperately to find a cure. They do eventually come across one and while Tilda opts not to take it, the other two are disappointed by the results.
Juan and Abbi discover that the cure isn’t quite as permanent as they would’ve liked and therefore are facing a brick wall, especially since Dr. Burke no longer seems to be an ally.
One of the bigger problems facing the trio (and the wider world) is that the virus spread through the whole town causing unknown chaos and damage.
Before we leave you, we should note that Iñaki Godoy, one of the main stars of The Imperfects, will be returning on Netflix in 2023 with the release of the One Piece live-action adaptation.
Nomadic Pictures are also teaming up with Netflix on the upcoming adaptation of My Life with the Walter Boys.
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