The musical drama was created in January 2022, and it took a season to get canceled. Yes, folks, Up Here Season 2 won’t be coming anymore, which directly means no more Lindsay and Miguel. We won’t get to know how they are managing after everything that happened at the first season finale (don’t worry, no major spoilers here). If you have watched the finale, you’ll know what happened after the burp. As awkward as it was for Lindsay, the revelation after that was much more awkward. However, we got all the time to discuss the finale.
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Right now, fans are desperately wanting to know why they won’t be getting Up Here Season 2. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a leap and discuss the reasons!
Why Up Here Season 2 was canceled?
Before we dig further and discuss all the reasons, let’s take a moment to appreciate the crew behind its making. All thanks to Steven Levenson, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel for developing the show. However, you all should know the series inspiration is Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s theatre of the same name. Now, why did Up Here Season 2 get canceled?
Hulu has announced to cancel Up Here Season 2 due to its underperformance. In more sophisticated words, it was pulled from the streamer as a cost-cutting move. For those who aren’t aware from the pulled from the Streamer terms, it’s tagged with every series that is getting removed from the OTT platform due to cancellation. It seems Hulu and Disney+ are following the footsteps of Warner Bros. and removing around 30 scripted titles that aren’t performing so well and end up as a liability.
There are several other series that are getting removed or have been removed from the platform. Some of them are:
- The Last Man
- little Demon
- Mysterious Benedict Society
- The Mighty Duck
- Big Shot
- Turner & Hoock
- Up Here
The series has an approval rating of 53% on Rotten Tomatoes and an average rating of 6.2/10. The mixed or negative reviews could be because of not having much-needed chemistry between Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes & without any specific script. From a theatrical point of view, the script is a good one with amazing songs. However, in the series world, it needed some improvement to make it better.
Now the main reason we have discussed, the other main reason could be the extra expenses. Disney CFO Christine McCarthy expressed his worry about the earnings and apologized for canceling our beloved series. He even noted that Disney expects to take an impairment charge between $1.5 billion- $1.8 billion on the content it removes. So it’s not easy for them to delete the series either.
Another reason could be the possibility of no major loose ends. For those who haven’t watched the finale yet, Spoiler Alert! In the first season finale, we saw Lindsay and Carols running towards each other on New Year’s Eve. After a messy block in their relationship, they realized the only one who was pushing each other apart was themselves. After an emotional reunion, the story almost ended. The whole series revolved around how they were scared to admit their feelings. They kept blaming others or the universe for not being together. However, in the end, the story ended with their reunion.
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Even if Up Here Season 2 had been made, it would revolve around them, especially Lindsay, since she was announced pregnant at the end. If we want a happy ending, the first season finale was enough for us, and we can gladly believe that Lindsay and Carols are living happily ever after. Up Here Season 2 might not be coming back, but it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy other series. Feel free to scroll further to get the latest updates!