Season 2 “Intimacy”: Netflix renewal status and what to expect

Intimacy season 2 Netflix renewal status

Intimacy – Image: Netflix

intimacy (or intimidation as it is known in many other regions, which means literally translated privacy) is Netflix’s latest major mystery thriller series originating in Spain and starring a major Money Heist star. The show has been making waves since its June 2022 release date, so will we be back for more? Here’s what we know about Season 2 of Intimacy so far.

Released June 10, Txintxua Films’ Spanish-language show is a political mystery thriller.

Itziar Ituño is the series’ big draw and is perhaps best known for playing Raquel Murillo (Lisbon) on the Spanish series Money Heist. As we’ve seen Netflix with shows like money robbery and even stranger things is to give the biggest stars their own spin-off, with the assumption that people will skip over to see shows with familiar faces.

If you haven’t already watched the series on Netflix, here’s what you can expect:

“An aspiring politician’s career is threatened when secretly recorded video of her sex life leaks to the public.”

Renewed Netflix intimacy for a season 2?

Official renewal status: Pending
Our Renewal Prediction: return unlikely

No decision on the future of intimacy was announced for the end of June 2022.

According to Bolavip spoilers, they state Netflix will make a decision after 28 days (although there’s plenty of evidence Netflix makes decisions much sooner and later), but given the way things are tied together, they add Adding that there might be a second season is an unrealistic expectation.

The main reason for not coming back is that the series more or less wraps up the main story. But as Bolavip recaps (translated from Spanish):

“In one of the final scenes, it is implied that Malen is not happy with the resolution of his case, so Netflix could pick up that point in the story for a second season with more personal plots from different women.”

ElcoMercio also threw cold water on the possibility of a second season, saying:

“Although neither the protagonists nor the producers have said anything about a possible second round of episodes.”

Notably, it wasn’t labeled as a “miniseries” or “limited series” in any promotional material or the Netflix UI, so maybe there’s still hope.

Completing the intimacy season 1 storyline

Intimacy – Image: Netflix

How good is intimacy Appearing on Netflix?

We can see how well Intimacy is doing from a variety of sources (which, as mentioned above, will be a key indicator of whether the show will get a renewal), and one of the best choices is Netflix itself, based on its top 10 viewership per Hour.

In the first two weeks on the platform intimacy has logged 46.11 million hours of viewership (we’re tracking the top 10 hourly data from the show here).

In its second week, the show saw a whopping 90% increase in viewership, making it the #1 non-English language show between June 12-19.

This is how the viewership breaks down:

week period Viewed Hours (M) rank week in the top 10
June 5, 2022 to June 12, 2022 15,900,000 4 1
June 12, 2022 to June 19, 2022 30,210,000 (+90%) 1 2

We can also pull back to the top 10 raw data to see how well the show is doing.

Thanks to FlixPatrol, we can get a good indication of which regions the show is doing well in and how it compares to other countries in the top 10.

As you can see on the heatmap below, you can see where the show is performing best around the world, and it’s no surprise that mostly Spanish-speaking countries scored the most points for the show. Spain and Portugal, of course, see the show thriving, but so do places like Argentina.

As we’ve seen with many European shows, they tend to perform well across Europe, but although the show is shown in primarily English-speaking countries, it’s far outperformed by European and South American shows.

Flixpatrol intimacy popularity chart June 22, 2022

Heatmap of popularity of intimacy around the world – Image: FlixPatrol

Their data also suggests that the show peaked in popularity 5 days after its release and has since declined dramatically. Is that because interest is waning? Most people gave up on the show early or was it all done in a single sitting? We don’t know the answer, but it’s worth mentioning as shows often get renewed when they have longer legs.

would you like to see intimacy Are you coming back for a season 2 on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below.

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