Despite glowing reviews and an award win, Netflix’s new comedy series from A24 Television, Mo, premiered in August 2022 and has yet to receive an official renewal. Will the show return for a second season? We go over all of the stats that have been released so far and predict whether it will return.
Mohammed “Mo” Amer and Ramy Youssef created the series, which stars Amer, Teresa Ruiz (Narcos: Mexico), and Omar Elba (Limetown). The plot revolves around a Palestinian refugee living in Houston who is doing everything he can to keep his head above water while pursuing full US citizenship.
Particularly in the comedy category, where Netflix has suffered lately, the show has emerged as one of the new Netflix Originals with the strongest reviews. In truth, Netflix hasn’t renewed any of their nascent new comedy programmes as of the update in December 2022. Uncoupled, Hard Cell, God’s Favorite Idiot, The Pentaverate, and Murderville are all awaiting renewals. Mo has received favourable reviews and even won the Breakthrough Series and American Film Institute awards at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. At the time of writing, it had a 100% critics’ approval rating and a 90% audience rating on RottenTomatoes. The series has a 7.6 rating on IMDb.
Netflix Renewal Status for Mo Season 2
The future of Mo is uncertain three months after the premiere of the show. When asked about season 2 during the Red Sea Film Festival, Mo Amer acknowledged that the future of the programme is still uncertain.
“Ask Netflix; I’m clueless about what’s happening. We’ve only won accolades and we’re in the top 10 rankings. I have no idea what’s happening.
The series is ready for more stories to come out of Houston in the future, as Mo Amer jokedly mentioned in an interview section immediately after its original publication. Will it, however, be renewed? Netflix renewals are tricky, as you are probably aware, but there are a few key things to watch out for.
As we’ve previously covered, a show’s renewal or cancellation depends on a variety of factors, including how many people watch the beginning and ending episodes (this is becoming increasingly crucial). How did the show do on Netflix, then?
Unfortunately, because the show didn’t make Netflix’s top 10, we don’t know how long it will air. Additionally, the programme did not place in the Nielsen top 10. The series shot up the charts in some of Netflix’s MENA areas, including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, according to raw top 10s provided by FlixPatrol.
It was only in the top ten in the United States and Canada for a short time. It was only available in the United States for 7 days before disappearing. According to the IMDb Moviemeter, the show debuted as the 103rd most popular title before quickly dropping out.
Meanwhile, according to TelevisionStats.com, the show climbed to the 71st most popular show in the world on August 29th, 2022, based on data from Google search, Wikipedia, and other sources.
With statistics from their panels revealing that only 40% of individuals who started the show went on to finish all episodes, British SVOD analytics company Digital I claims that the show didn’t have a high completion rate.
They’ve previously said that it’s unusual for shows to get past 50% completion and return for additional seasons. Mo Amer has two stand-up specials that are only available on Netflix while they are awaiting renewal. Mohammed In Texas from 2021 and The Vagabond from 2018 are available.