Mike Flanagan is one of the best creators on Netflix. Just like his every series on the streaming platform, his latest venture The Midnight Club was also praised by critics and viewers. And as the show ended with a cliffhanger, everyone assumed that Netflix would soon renew it for a second season. However, like most of Flanagan’s shows on the platform, The Midnight Club was also unable to get a second season, as Netflix officially canceled any future plans with the show.
Although the show garnered positive reviews, viewership became a big issue for its renewal. However, the director of the show is not ready to leave the viewers with unanswered questions from the first season. He shared his thoughts about the cancelation and also answered all the burning questions from the first season of the show.
Mike Flanagan Disappointed With Netflix
Netflix canceled the second season of The Midnight Club soon after Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy declared that they signed a multi-year deal with Amazon Studios. Flanagan has also announced that wrap up his last show under his deal with Netflix and will be moving ahead with Amazon Studios.
However, the director is not pleased with the way Netflix has canceled The Midnight Club season 2. After The Wrap confirmed the news, the director took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the cancelation.
In his tweet, he said that he said that he is disappointed that Netflix has decided not to pursue a second season of the show. Flanagan also shared a Tumblr blog, answering all the unanswered questions along with his plans for The Midnight Club Season 2.
“I’m very disappointed that Netflix has decided not to pursue a second season of THE MIDNIGHT CLUB, but as promised, here are the answers to the unresolved mysteries of season 1 (along with our plans for season 2).”
The reason for the cancelation of the show is considered its viewership. The show reportedly had one of the weakest first weekends on Netflix with 18.7 million viewership hours.
The horror fiction featured in Netflix’s top 10 for three weeks, before dropping out entirely. The show also faced a nearly 60% drop in weeks 2 to 3. The Midnight Club was also reportedly the weakest-performing Flanagan show on Netflix.
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Mike Flanagan Answered Unresolved Mysteries Season 1
Along with the tweet, Mike Flanagan also shared a Tumblr blog, which included all the answers to unresolved mysteries for the first season. The Midnight Mass director also shared his plans for the next season of the show.
The first season ended with a cliffhanger that Doctor Stanton also has a tattoo that signifies that she was also a member of the Paragon cult. Flanagan explained in his blog that she used the wig throughout the season as she was undergoing chemotherapy. He revealed that her treatment would have been successful in season 2.
The Oculus director also revealed that throughout season 2 Amesh, Natsuki, Kevin, and Ilonka would die one by one and Spence would leave the hospice. Cheri would join a new group of teens and would continue The Midnight Club by telling the stories of her now-dead friends.
“‘REMEMBER ME’ is one of my all-time favorite Pike books — it tells the story of a teenage girl who is pushed off a balcony, and awakens as a ghost,”
Flanagan also shared that the second season would have been based on Christopher Pike’s Remember Me. He shared that Ilonka would have narrated the story, where she’d be played by Anya, who died in season 1.
The Hush director explained the origin of Brightcliffe and explained the inspiration behind the character of Stanley Oscar Freelan. He concluded his blog by saying, “It’s a shame we won’t get to make it, but it would be a bigger shame if you guys simply had to live with the unanswered questions and the cliffhanger ending.”
He also thanked and praised the cast of the show. Mike Flanagan’s next Netflix show The Fall of The House of Usher will be released somewhere in 2023.
The Midnight Club is available to stream on Netflix.