Earlier this year, Netflix announced Friends From College as the streaming giant brought together a number of talented cast members to play roles of Harvard grads. Ever since the show premiered last month, fans kept wondering what is in store for the new series. However, Netflix is known for giving shows couple of seasons before cancelling even though ratings aren’t particularly high. Such might be the case with the series as it was placed in the list of 10 worst Netflix originals according to Rotten Tomatoes. Earlier today, Netflix has announced that Friends From College will be returning for another season.
As Netflix never releases ratings and other viewership figures to public, it’s difficult to gauge the success of the series in the first month. As mentioned earlier, Friends From College had a number of talented cast members with Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park reprising the roles of college graduates. The choice of cast members might have played a role in the show’s renewal as most of the artists are proven talents for comedy.
The upcoming second season will run for a total of eight episodes and the renewal is certainly a good news for followers of the show. The latest announcement comes as recently Netflix had cancelled some high profile shows despite their following. What more, earlier Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings said that more cancellations of the originals should happen if the Network wants to produce quality entertainment in the future. However, renewal of the show means that the show might have managed to meet the streaming giant during its first season. How it performs in the coming season however, will be interesting to see.