Cindy Holland – VP of Content Acquisition – has said that while Netflix “absolutely” checks the overnight performance of its shows, she and her colleagues wait for 28 days until deciding whether a show has reached its targets.
This means that the very earliest we could expect news on a renewal for Followers would be late March – the first season of Followers was filmed from March to July in 2019, so season two would be filming later in the year.
However, with a four-month shooting period, it’s still feasible that season two could be ready by early 2021.
For the initiated, Followers charts the stories of Limi Nara, a famous fashion photographer, and the aspiring actress Natsume Hyakuta, with the former’s independence and confident outlook on life contrasting with the latter’s struggle for self-confidence.
Natsume’s life is changed forever when Limi posts a candid photo of her on Instagram, instantly propelling her to fame. Their lives intersect, as both search for love and happiness while, according to the official Netflix synopsis, fighting “to maintain relevance and social currency while following their hearts, dreams and social media accounts”.