After the unprecedented success of such hits as Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Daredevil and especially this summer's Stranger Things, most Netflix subscribers expect any and all new shows coming up on the streaming service to be a blockbuster success meant for water cooler conversation. But their next series will be an acquired taste, to say the least. And it's not like anything they've brought forth before. You can pretty much expect Haters Back Off to be the weirdest show Netflix has produced yet.
Netflix has released first look images from their new series Haters Back Off. All eight episodes of the comedy will premiere globally on October 14 at 12:01am PST exclusively on Netflix. These new images give us just a hint at the bizarre adventures we're in store for this fall. And come Halloween, we suspect there will be more than a few costumes roaming around based on these wacky characters.
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings. An incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise, Sings continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous. It's just no one knows it yet.
The series stars Colleen Ballinger as Miranda Sings. She is joined by a stellar ensemble cast that includes Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) as Miranda's overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey (The Office) as Miranda's mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin, as Miranda's neighbor and best friend, Patrick. Colleen Ballinger, Christopher Ballinger, Perry Rein, Gigi McCreery, Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry serve as an Executive Producers on the series and Haters Back Off is produced by Brightlight Pictures.
Miranda Sings was created in 2008 and became an Internet sensation on Youtube. She was noticed by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who brought her on for an episode of his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series, interviewing Colleen Ballinger in character, the only time he has done such a thing on the series. He later appeared with Colleen in character on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, giving Miranda Sings a big boost in notoriety. Some even believe it helped her land a sitcom deal. Though, surprisingly, the credits don't list Jerry Seinfeld as a producer. Check out what he found so special about Colleen in these first look photos. Haters Back Off might not become the sensation that Stranger Things has, but it's nice to know Netflix is throwing non-stop curveballs, never attempting to repeat their past success.