MOVIE NEWS – The Midnight Club, starring Mike Flanagan, is to be cancelled by Netflix two months after the premiere of its first season.
One season down. It looks like that’s all Netflix has left for The Midnight Club. According to reports, the horror series, which premiered its first season in October, has been officially cancelled. No second season will be produced. That means the season one finale, which left many unanswered questions, will also serve as the series finale. While the news is obviously unfortunate for fans of the series, co-creator Mike Flanagan is undoubtedly devastated. After all, he also envisioned The Midnight Club for the long term.
“This [series] was designed to be ongoing,” Flanagan said shortly after the series premiere, according to Variety.
“I don’t know if it will. We’ll see how it goes and we probably won’t know for another month or so what Netflix wants to do. But it was very much designed to continue. Pike has 80 books, so we have a lot of unused material to pull from.”
He then also hinted that fans would get answers to the mysteries of the series. However, there is some joy in the void. Flanagan promised that if The Midnight Club was cancelled, he would reveal on social media how he planned to continue the story.
“We also didn’t answer some of the bigger questions of the season,” Flanagan said. “Those answers exist, but were meant to be for the next season. If there isn’t one, I’ll put them up on Twitter. Then we’ll at least all be able to talk about it.”
Suspiciously quick action from Netflix on The Midnight Club…?
The series’ cancellation was timed just as it was reported that Flanagan had migrated from Netflix to Amazon Studios. He is reportedly signing a multi-year deal to produce exclusive shows for Prime Video. Along with Trevor Macy, Flanagan previously worked on the highly successful anthology horror series The Haunting. They are also working on another project for Netflix called The Fall of the House of Usher. Unlike the other series, The Midnight Club is designed to run for several seasons potentially.
Inspired by the books of Christopher Pike, the story follows a group of terminally ill patients living in a hospice who gather at night to tell each other ghostly stories.
The series stars Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Samantha Sloyan, Matt Biedel and Zach Gilford.
Even if there is no second season, the first season is still available to watch on Netflix. And for those of you who are interested, you can take a look at our review.