Premiered on May 12, Mulligan shares parents with 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, namely Robert Carlock and Tina Fey. In the span of 10 episodes, the animated series covers the end of the world, with Earth burning down by the fire caused by a cohort of bug-like green aliens who hail from the planet Cardi-B. It’s not our WAPping, rapper, at least, that’s what the extraterrestrials aliens insist. They say, “It’s a coincidence!”
Emerging like a hero, a single-A baseball pro from Boston, Matty Mulligan (Nat Faxon) gives a reason to the residents to not be down in the dumps. He stops the attack in its tracks with an accurate grenade throw. In an interesting turn of events, he is rewarded for his seemingly heroic actions by bestowing him the title of the new president of the United States, encircled by a tight circle of advisors. Nat Faxon, Chrissy Teigen, Tina Fey, Sam Richardson, Dana Cravey and Phil LaMerr contribute their voices to the series.
With the first season premiering on May 12th, every viewer is wondering whether this animated series will be renewed for a second season or not. When it comes to Netflix, a renewal of any season depends upon a variety of factors, one of which is the viewership figures. So, to reckon whether the Tina Fey series will be renewed for a second season, we need to get an insight into the overall performance and critics’ perception of the show.
What is the overall performance of Mulligan?
As of now, the Netflix post-apocalyptic comedy does not seem to be making good numbers enough for a renewal. As per IMDb, the show is rated 4.4/10 and the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes staggers somewhere at 33%. This is not at all good for the renewal of the show. As previously mentioned, the streaming giant takes into account a variety of determining factors when it comes to the renewal of any show, including production cost, viewership figures, ratings, audience score and more.
The Hollywood Reporter critically reviews the show as it mentions, “The great disappointment of Mulligan, created by Sam Means and Robert Carlock (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), is that all of it feels like it’s been done before, better, elsewhere.”
Elsewhere it adds, “Where Carlock and Means’ other shows, including 30 Rock, Great News and Girls5eva, pushed past familiar stereotypes to turn their characters into unique and specific weirdos, Mulligan falls back on tired tropes about Massholes who hate the Yankees or women trying to have it all.”
These reviews and ratings lead us to ask the burning question…
Has Netflix renewed Mulligan for a second season?
At the time of writing this article, Mulligan has not been officially renewed for a second season. Be that as it may, the streaming giant has also not cancelled the show yet. This means that even the slightest bit of possibility is open which does not allow the show’s fate to be sealed just after one season. Additionally, the 10th episode ends by saying “to be continued”, which could also hint at the arrival of the second season. If not a full-fledged second season, Netflix could always surprise its viewers by releasing a mini second part of the first season as it did for other animated shows.
If that is true, then the second half of the Mulligan season one could premiere in late 2023 or early 2024. However, these are mere assumptions on our part, Netflix has not disclosed any word regarding the fate of the show as of yet. Therefore, we reiterate our stand that you can take this crumb of information with a pinch of salt.
Normally, the official streamer requires a one-month timeframe before it could renew or cancel any show as it takes into consideration a slew of factors. For instance, Netflix will consider the viewership figures for the series along with the completion within the first 28 days of the show’s release. Unfortunately, the bar of renewal for animated series is relatively lower than for shows that hail from other genres. Be that as it may, we advise you not to be down in the dumps since no official press release has been out yet.
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