Netflix's freshman sitcom Alexa & Katie kicked off in March and had shortly become a fan favorite web series. Given the fact that, as a rule, Netflix releases all the episodes at once, many viewers were wondering whether there would be a second season of the comedy series? Fortunately, the waiting was not so long. On April 9, 2018, Netflix confirmed that Alexa & Katie would be returning for a sophomore round.
Netflix continues to conquer new niches. The global broadcaster has recently extended their media library with a bunch of new anime. This time, the network is targeted on the teen sitcoms. In fact, it was a predictable movement of Netflix to expand their programming slate with media content intended for teenagers since this group of viewers is their target audience. Therefore, the content provider would likely renew most of the teen shows soon.
But in the case of Alexa & Katie, the picture indeed looks good. The sitcom has received the universal acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of the web series holds a score of 6.5/10 and a 100% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated Alexa & Katie at 4.1/5/77%. An overall score of the teen sitcom on IMDb is also high, 7.0/10 ~ 600 votes. In fact, Netflix is more targeted in teen dramas. Therefore, we'd like to regard Alexa & Katie as the network's debut in the new genre. Besides, we consider this web series as the attempt of Netflix to decrease their expenses.
As a rule, the global streamer produces complicated and high-budget dramas such as 13 Reasons Why. But this time, the network tried their hand in a single camera-like sitcom, which is a more Disney XD-style project. So, if this attempt concludes with success, Netflix would likely acquire more teen sitcom, similar to Alexa & Katie. This decision might allow the network to attract more subscribers among (female) teens who prefer drama/sitcoms instead of anime. However, this is just our opinion.
What's The Sitcom Alexa & Katie About?If you didn't have a chance to see this original comedy series on Netflix, we would suggest you read a brief overview of Alexa & Katie below. Otherwise, scroll down to learn more about the likely release date for a sophomore round.
The story focuses on Alexa, a freshman at a high school, who has faced a dangerous problem that most teens never experienced. She is undergoing cancer treatment. But in spite of this, Alexa doesn't want to give up. She looks at the future with the unexhausted enthusiasm. However, her life would be duller if Alexa doesn't have a lifelong best friend, Katie, who supports her in any trouble. Thanks to the assistance of Katie, Alexa doesn't feel herself an outcast. Together, the girls have fun and prepare themselves for the adult life. Besides, the things look easier when there is someone who shares your trials.