Will 'Pacific Heat' Return For Season 2? The Netflix Show Is Already Being Compared To Another Long-Running Animated Series
As the country continues to determine how they feel about that Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life ending, Netflix is keeping on keeping on with its original offerings. The latest series to debut on the streaming platform is an animated show called Pacific Heat, which premiered on Friday, Dec. 2. And if this show garners as much buzz as the Gilmore Girls revival, Pacific Heat could return for Season 2 — or at least have a good shot at doing so.
Of course, you really need to be a revival of a beloved TV show like Gilmore Girls to garner that sort of attention, and viewers haven't even heard if there will be more episodes of Gilmore Girls in the future. So far, neither Netflix nor The Comedy Channel, the network on which Pacific Heat airs in its native Australia, have officially announced any plans to give the series another season or not.
But, it's still worth checking out Pacific Heat on Friday because there are some LOL-worthy lines in the Season 1 trailer alone, which you can see below. And, if you like action, Pacific Heat has that too as it follows a unit of undercover police investigators working on Australia's "Gold Coast" as they take on everyone from drug smugglers to terrorists to the inventor of frozen yogurt.
As many outlets have already pointed out in their reporting of the new series, Pacific Heat looks and feels a lot like its fellow animated series Archer. Hopefully, Pacific Heat brings its own unique flair, but it could do worse than have the longevity of Archer , which FX has renewed through Season 10, Variety reported in June.
So what can you watch after you finish Season 1 of Pacific Heat? You could stream six seasons of Archer on Netflix. Or you could check out one of Netflix's other original animated series. From sitcoms to kids' shows to updated classics, Netflix has something for everyone when it comes to the world of animation.
BoJack Horseman is probably Netflix's best-known original animated series — and for good reason. Not only is this series about the titular former heartthrob's attempt to get back in the spotlight hilarious with its writing and animal sight gags, but it's also been widely recognized by the media as one of the few TV shows that understands depression. BoJack Horseman, whose first three seasons and Christmas special are available to view on Netflix now, definitely brings on the feels.
Turbo FAST, which has three seasons available for viewing on Netflix, was the streaming platform's very first foray into original children's programming back when it debuted in 2013. Based on the 2013 movie Turbo from DreamWorks Animation, Turbo FAST follows the adventures of a stunt team of snails. Sure, Turbo FAST is probably something kids would enjoy more than adults, but it's worth it for anyone to check out even the tiniest bit of the show for its gorgeous 2D animation.
Beat Bugs, whose first and second seasons debuted on the streaming platform earlier this year, is another one of Netflix's original animated series targeted toward children. But the fact that the show is packed with Beatles covers from contemporary artists is enough to delight Fab Four fans young and old.
F Is For Family
Remember those iconic family sitcoms of the '70s? Well, F Is For Family is not quite one of those, even if it does take place in that decade. This animated series is based on the life of stand-up comedian Bill Burr and follows the Murphy family as the conservative patriarch tries to adjust to this groovy time. F Is For Family has been renewed for Season 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter, so catch up on Season 1 now.
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show
After the classic cartoon characters Mr. Peabody and Sherman took center stage in their very own major motion picture in 2014, they then got some more time in the sun in 2015 with the debut of their Netflix series, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. This series, which has three seasons on Netflix, is a show-within-a-show as the titular characters host their very own late-night talk show featuring time-traveling guests. This is another series that's probably for the kiddos, but the way that the show has been able to stay fresh but also keep its retro vibe is something viewers of all ages can appreciate.
If you loved catching the British animated series Danger Mouse on Nickelodeon back in the day, I've got your nostalgia fix right here. Netflix rebooted the rodent spy series in 2015, and now there are two seasons full of action and adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
It's the same kind of anxiety you'll probably be feeling while waiting to hear about the fate of Pacific Heat.