HBO announced just a few hours ago that the network's horror comedy Los Espookys had been renewed for a Season 2. The decision has been revealed during the TCA and was announced by Casey Bloys, President of Programming, in his exclusive interview to DeadLine. The official tweet immediately appears on the official Twitter page of the media outlet. No specific release date has been announced so far.
To be honest, we have been expecting the renewal despite such weak television ratings of the debut season of Los Espookys. Indeed, Los Espookys Season 1 premiere has drawn less than 0.3 million viewers (272K) during the debut with a 0.05 key demo among adults (P18-49). Such viewing figures are weak even for HBO. Nonetheless, if we take a look at the response from critics and viewers, it becomes clear that HBO will be forced to renew the show for at least one television round.
On Rotten Tomatoes, Los Espookys Season 1 holds a score of 8.67/10 and a 100% approval rating from critics, which indicates critical acclaim, while viewers have rated the debut season of the comedy series at 4.3/5 and have given a 85% rating. The same picture may be observed on another media aggregator, Metacritic. According to their metrics, Los Espookys has a rating of 81/100 among critics. At the same time, on IMDb, Los Espookys keeps a score, which looks above average, 7.3/10.
Summing up, even despite that the target audience of Los Espookys seemed to be a bit low, the reception was excellent. As a result, given the statistics presented above, HBO opted to renew Los Espookys for a sophomore season.
Los Espookys Season 2 Release Date
As we have mentioned above, HBO has confirmed Los Espookys Season 2 because of the positive statistics of the debut season of the comedy series. However, Los Espookys Season 2 release date is yet to be announced. Therefore, in the best case scenario, we would likely see Los Espookys Season 2 next summer, in June 2020, given the current schedule of the series, since, as a rule, it takes about a year to produce another 6-episode season.
Nonetheless, sometimes, it could take more time to develop another television adaptation. We thereby are tracking down all the official news, which arrives from HBO. As soon as the broadcaster announces a specific release date for Los Espookys Season 2, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
Los Espookys Summary
The story centers on a group of enthusiasts who turned their passion for horror into a prosperous business. The show's title character is Renaldo, a horror and gore enthusiast, who established a peculiar business, intended to terrorize his clients for money. Among his clients are those who are seeking for thrills. Renaldo's brand bears the name Los Espookys. The television show is targeted to primarily Spanish-language viewers, yet it is broadcast with English subtitles.