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Cheer college ‘only paid $ 30,000 from Netflix’ … as a sign up for Navarro College DROPS

Navarro College, the setting for the popular Netflix documentary series Cheer, which has just dropped season two, reportedly earned only $ 30,000 a year from the streaming giant, Sportico reported on Wednesday - despite the company boasting a profit of $ 25 million in 2020.

Along with Navarro, the nearby rival school in Texas, Trinity Valley Community College, was also paid only the relatively small location fee to serve as the second backdrop for the show.

Additionally, the sheer popularity of the show has not translated into interest on campus with Navarro's director of marketing and public information, Stacie Sipes, telling the business that registration has actually dropped since season 1.

Bad deal: Navarro College, the framework for Netflix's Cheer, reportedly earned only $ 30,000 a year from the streaming giant, Sportico reported on Wednesday

Bad deal: Navarro College, the framework for Netflix's Cheer, reportedly earned only $ 30,000 a year from the streaming giant, Sportico reported on Wednesday

When Netflix first chose Navarro to be the subject of their then-unnamed cheerleading reality series in 2018, the school agreed to be paid $ 30,000 by the production company to film, it has been reported.

The agreement, signed between the school and Boardwalk Pictures, "also provided Cheers producers with an exclusive opportunity to renew for five additional academic years for the same fee."

"Everyone thinks we made a million dollars on the show, and as you can see from the contract, we did not," Sipes told Sportico.

In 2020, Netflix also got the school to write off 50% of the merchandising revenue. It was the same year that the company had a profit of $ 25 million.

Sets the Stage: The agreement reached between the school and Boardwalk Pictures, "also provided Cheer producers with an exclusive opportunity to renew for five additional academic years for the same fee"

Season 1 of Cheer also debuted in 2020 and became an instant hit for Netflix, where many of the stars, including coach Monica Aldama, became celebrities overnight.

The show's success - which has since been marred by scandal after outburst star Jerry Harris was indicted for child pornography - was not translated into interest from potential students.

"We have had declining enrollments," Sipes said in an interview. ‘I could probably name four or five students that we heard came here because they heard about our college [through Cheer].

As Monica and I have both said before: We did not hope to be fired. We just wanted to have produced a really good show about her program; we have never really thought about people flocking to our school. '

'Everyone thinks we made a million dollars on the show, and as you can see from the contract, we did not,' Sipes told Sportico, adding: 'We have had a declining sign-up.'

'Everyone thinks we made a million dollars on the show, and as you can see from the contract, we did not,' Sipes told Sportico, adding: 'We have had a declining sign-up.'

Cheer landed back on Netflix last week when season two hit the streaming service.

Cheer follows the champion cheerleaders from Texas junior college Navarro as they train for this year's only competition - the National Cheerleaders Association's Collegiate National Championship, aka Daytona.

Season one followed the team and coach Monica, who they trained for and then won the championship in April 2019.

Season two starts in early 2020 in the weeks leading up to the 2020 competition, before the first major upheaval of the series comes - the global pandemic.

The story: Cheer follows the cheerleaders from Texas junior college Navarro as they train for this year's only competition - National Cheerleaders Association's Collegiate National Championship, aka Daytona

The story: Cheer follows the cheerleaders from Texas junior college Navarro as they train for this year's only competition - National Cheerleaders Association's Collegiate National Championship, aka Daytona

The following is a season divided into two. The first four episodes are full of happy pep, while the team and Monica dizzyingly navigate in their new fame with appearances on Ellen, red carpets, photoshoots alongside their daily rehearsals in Navarro.

But just weeks before Daytona Covid hits, the competition is canceled and the team is sent home without ceremony.

The pandemic means an abrupt end to many of the season 1 fan favorites' jubilant careers as people like Morgan Simianer and Lexi Brumback leave college and the mat behind them. Season two then winds forward a year, while a new round of recruits train for Daytona 2021.

Covid decimated the season 1 team loved by fans, but the big shock in the past year has been the events surrounding the first series breakout star Jerry Harris, who was indicted for child pornography in September 2020.

Scandal: Covid decimated the season 1 team loved by fans, but the big shock over the past year has been the events surrounding the first series breakout star Jerry Harris, who was indicted for child pornography in September 2020

Scandal: Covid decimated the season 1 team loved by fans, but the big shock over the past year has been the events surrounding the first series breakout star Jerry Harris, who was indicted for child pornography in September 2020

Season two dedicates an episode to the prosecution, interviewing the family whose accusers triggered the FBI's preliminary investigation into Harris' alleged behavior. It also features interviews with Monica and his former teammates as they unpack their feelings about their friend.

"Jerry would have been impossible to ignore because it affected the team so severely," director Greg Whiteley said last year.

Amid the filming of season two, Harris was accused of convincing several minors to send him sexually explicit photos and videos of himself.

Prosecutors claimed that Harris admitted to FBI agents that he had asked a teenage boy to send him obscene photographs of himself, but that he also requested on Snapchat child pornography from at least 10 to 15 others he knew were minors.

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At the time of Jerry's arrest, Netflix released a brief statement that read: 'Like everyone else, we are shocked by this news. Any abuse of minors is a terrible crime and we respect the legal process. '

Two months after his first arrest, Harris was then indicted on seven new charges, alleging that he requested sex from minors at cheerleading competitions and persuaded teenage boys to send him obscene photographs and videos.

The 22-year-old allegedly also crossed states for the purpose of having sex with a victim.

In addition, 14-year-old cheerleading twin brothers filed a lawsuit in Texas alleging that he requested sexually explicit images from them for a year and asked one of them for oral sex.

Through his lawyer, the former Cheer star denied the allegations in the trial: '(We) categorically dispute the claims against Jerry Harris, which is alleged to have happened when he was a teenager. We are confident that once the investigation is completed, the true facts will be revealed. '

At the time, Netflix released a short statement that read: 'Like everyone else, we are shocked by this news. Any abuse of minors is a terrible crime and we respect the legal process. '

With familiar faces leaving the show, season two chooses to split fans' loyalty and introduce Navarro's rivals Trinity Valley (the only other junior college competing in Navarro's division at Daytona), and a brand new cast of tumblers, to the show.

Season Two: With familiar faces leaving the show, season two chooses to split fans' loyalty and introduce Navarro's rivals Trinity Valley (the only other junior college competing in Navarro's division at Daytona), and a brand new cast of tumblers, to the show

Season Two: With familiar faces leaving the show, season two chooses to split fans' loyalty and introduce Navarro's rivals Trinity Valley (the only other junior college competing in Navarro's division at Daytona), and a brand new cast of tumblers, to the show

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