Hyperdrive can best be described as American Ninja Warrior on wheels. The non-scripted motor racing Netflix show features drivers in all manner of cars completing challenges and dodging obstacles around a 100-acre course. Most people agree that Charlize Theron and the rest of the show’s production team did a great job.
The first season has an 8.1/10 rating on IMDb, and an impressive 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The high-octane show delivers pure excitement and the drama that exists in most reality shows. Everybody who saw season 1 is wondering when another season will come to Netflix. This piece will detail all you need to know about Hyperdrive season 2.
When will Hyperdrive season 2 come to Netflix?
Hyperdrive season 1 dropped on Netflix in August 2019, and the streaming service is yet to announce whether we will get another season of the show.
The series was well-received by fans, and Netflix is widely expected to renew it for at least another season. The fact that Charlize Theron produces Hyperdrive gives Netflix further incentive to provide us with another season of edge of the seat racing.
If Netflix does renew the show, we expect it to premiere in late 2020 or early 2021.
What happened in Hyperdrive season 1?
Hyperdrive season 1 saw 28 professional and amateur racers battle it out to be champion. The drivers came from all around the world with no idea about the competition’s design or rules. Therefore, fans were treated to a wide array of customized cars. Mercedes, BMW, Vauxhall, Mazda, Nissan, and even Lamborghini were all represented on Hyperdrive.
The course revealed that, despite driver brilliance, some of the cars weren’t suited to the demanding course. It’s hard to imagine that an AMG Mercedes GT-S failed to beat a course developed by a driver in a 2005 Pontiac GTO. The course favored cheap customized cars like the Tyrei Woodbury’s and Fielding Shredder’s Nissan 240SXs and Joan Barion’s Ford Mustang.
The drivers showed terrific skills throughout the initial elimination rounds. Each episode saw three drivers eliminated, and three drivers advance to the next round. The 28-competitors were reduced to twelve, and they went head to head in knockout rounds. The six remaining drivers then competed in a final course that had nine obstacles.
Diego Higa, in a Ford Mustang GT, posted the fastest time in the end and emerged victorious. The show might have been ‘unscripted,’ but the producers managed to make Omar Salaymeh (Mercedes AMG GT-S) the villain of the show. Fielding Shredder told Hotcars:
“He’s a great guy! It was so fun for us, because we all know him… and (on the show) be came off as a real d-bag.”
What to expect in Hyperdrive season 2
We expect to see the same excitement and passion that characterized Hyperdrive season 1. We might see the competition expanded to have more competitors, and thus the show might have more episodes in season 2.
The course in season 1 was quite amazing, but we expect the producers to improve it with new and more challenging obstacles. One big problem in season 1 was that some cars proved to be useless around the course. The producers might choose to alter the course to make it friendlier to a wide range of vehicles.