‘Intimacy’ Season 2: Netflix Renewal Status and What to Expect

Intimacy – Picture: Netflix

Privacy (Where Intimidation as it is called in many other regions, which literally translates to Privacy) is Netflix’s latest major mystery thriller series that hails from Spain and features 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 Intimacy Season 2 so far.

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

Itziar Ituño is the big draw in the series and is perhaps best known for playing Raquel Murillo (Lisbon) in the Spanish series Money Heist. As we’ve seen Netflix do with shows like Money theft and even stranger things is about giving the biggest stars their own spin-off by assuming people jump in to watch shows with familiar faces.

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

“A rising politician’s career is at risk when a surreptitiously recorded video of her sex life is leaked to the public.”

Has Netflix renewed Privacy for a season 2?

Official renewal status: Pending
Our renewal forecast: Unlikely to return

No decision on the future of Privacy was announced at the end of June 2022.

According to Bolavip’s Spoiler they state that Netflix will make a decision after 28 days (although there is plenty of evidence that Netflix is ​​making decisions much sooner and later than that) but given the way things go , they add, a second season may be an unrealistic expectation.

The main reason not to return is that the series more or less encapsulates the main storyline. But as Bolavip sums it up (translated from Spanish):

“In one of the last scenes, it’s suggested that Malen isn’t happy with the resolution of her case, so Netflix might take that story point for a second season with more personal storylines from different women.”

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

“Although neither the protagonists nor the producers have mentioned anything about a possible second series of episodes”,

It notably hasn’t been labeled as a “miniseries” or a “limited series” in any promotional materials or on Netflix’s UI, so there may still be hope.

intimacy season 1 plot conclusion

Intimacy – Picture: Netflix

How are you Privacy performing on Netflix?

Using a variety of sources, we can see how well Intimacy is doing (which as noted above will be a key indicator of whether the show gets a renewal) and one of the best ways is from Netflix. -even via its top 10 hourly audience numbers.

During its first two weeks on the platform, Privacy recorded 46.11 million hours of viewing (here we’ll track the show’s top 10 hourly data).

In its second week, the show notably saw a 90% increase in viewing hours, making it the first non-English language show between June 12 and June 19.

Here’s how that audience breaks down:

Period of the week Viewing 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 tap into the top 10 raw data to see how well the show is doing as well.

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

As you can see from the heatmap below, you can see where the show is performing the best around the world and unsurprisingly, primarily Spanish-speaking countries racked up the most points for the show. Spain and Portugal are naturally seeing the show flourish, but so are places like Argentina.

As we have seen with many European shows, they tend to perform well across Europe, but although the show mainly shows in English-speaking countries, it is far surpassed by countries like Europe and South America.

flixpatrol intimacy popularity map june 22 2022

Heatmap of the popularity of Privacy around the world – Photo: FlixPatrol

Their data also suggests that the show peaked in popularity 5 days after its release and has declined significantly since then. Is it because interest is declining? Did most people drop out of the show at the start or did everyone finish in one sitting? We don’t know the answer, but it should be noted that shows are often renewed when they have longer legs.

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