The Adult Animated Series So Sinfully Good You’ll Want To Binge In One Sitting, Stream Without Netflix

By Nina Phillips | Published

Hazbin Hotel is a mature animated musical TV show revolving around the princess of Hell, Charlie Morningstar. Having watched angels kill her people again and again, Charlie wants to set up a place, known as the Hazbin Hotel, to try and rehabilitate sinners. Though it took five years for the first season to come out, it delivered in all the best ways.

Hazbin Hotel

The pilot was released on October 28, 2019, and was made by a team of freelance animators and created entirely by Vivienne Medrano. Most of the funding came from Medrano’s Patreon followers. Thanks to the popularity of the pilot, A24 decided to produce the show.

Unfortunately, due to a series of incidents, such as the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and COVID-19, the show was delayed for a long time. The first season didn’t come out until early 2024.

A Familiar Cast

Even after A24 picked up Hazbin Hotel, Medrano was kept on as the director, but almost everyone else was let go. Not only were the animators swapped out, but the voice actors changed. Actors such as Erika Henningsen (Girls5eva), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99), Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black), and Keith David (The Princess and the Frog) replaced the original team.

Hazbin Hotel Broke Streaming Records

Hazbin Hotel was a huge success for Amazon, setting a Prime Video streaming record for the largest global debut viewership for an animated title on the platform. On Rotten Tomatoes, it received a critic score of 79 percent and an audience score of 87 percent.

Having watched the original pilot on the day it came out, I was incredibly excited when we finally got Season 1, but I had some worries. I was nervous about A24 picking up the show and making it milder, or changing up the characters and story completely. With Vivienne still acting as director, that ended up not being a problem.

Season 1 Exceeded Expectations

Hazbin Hotel was just as dark and crass, if not more so, than the pilot. The story was still accurate and though they touched up the characters a little, they had a lot of the personality from the pilot.

I did have a few problems with the story. My biggest issue was the whole season felt rushed. I would have liked to have seen a bigger focus on the hotel and the world in general, instead of rushing on to the big fight.

While I love Hazbin Hotel and would recommend it to anyone who likes darker and more mature comedy, I fully admit the show wouldn’t have been nearly as good if the songs weren’t so catchy. Every song fit the story well and was memorable. Though it’s far away, I am curious if Season 2 can also deliver a remarkable soundtrack.

Everything We Know About Season 2

Speaking of the next season, there’s not a lot we know as of yet. However, the information available is all good news for fans. It’s been confirmed the next installment of Hazbin Hotel will come out much sooner than Season 1. This is great news, as it means it will likely take less than five years.

The creator of Hazbin Hotel says not to expect it too soon though. At the earliest, it will take until the end of 2025 to come out.

Nothing’s been revealed about the actual plot yet, though fans have made some inferences based on the end of the first season. Season 2 of Hazbin Hotel will likely involve Lilith. It may also focus on Sir Pentious and his ascension to Heaven.

Hazbin Hotel is available to watch on Amazon. It’s included with Prime, so if you are a member, you get to watch for no additional cost.