Following his fan-beloved series like The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass, creator Mike Flanagan dipped his toes into the YA world with his latest project, The Midnight Club, earlier this year. The series was a hit with fans and left off with a chilling cliffhanger, but unfortunately, Netflix has decided not to renew the series for a Season 2.
Based on the works of horror author Christopher Pike — including his novel of the same name — Netflix’s The Midnight Club tells the story of a group of teens with terminal illnesses who go to live the rest of their lives in a hospice manor. At night, the teens gather to tell ghost stories to one another, not just as a way to pass the time and scare the crap out of each other, but also to honor those who have passed on. However, what the kids soon come to realize is that they, too, are living in their own ghost story — one that isn’t completely solved by the end of the 10-episode season.
Unfortunately, fans won’t get the answers to those lingering Season 1 questions, but Flanagan is not leaving fans hanging. Here’s what’s known about Netflix’s cancelation of The Midnight Club.
The Midnight Club Season 2 Updates
Without spoiling anything, let’s just say The Midnight Club’s first season ended with a ton of loose threads, which was by design.
“This was designed to be ongoing,” Flanagan previously told Elite Daily before the cancelation news became official. “We probably won't know for another month or so what Netflix wants to do. But this was very much designed to continue. Pike has many books, and so we have a lot of incredible material to pull from.”
Flanagan went on to specifically address the cliffhangers he left open-ended. “We didn't answer some of the bigger questions of the season — those answers exist, but were meant to be for the next season,” he said.
Flanagan initially promised that if Season 2 never came to fruition he would still share the answers to Season 1’s lingering questions. True to his word, he published a Tumblr post on Dec. 2 with the answers to Season 1’s mysteries, along with the plans for what would have happened in Season 2. Hey, at least fans get to know the story details, even if they don’t get to watch them play out on screen.
“It's a shame we won't get to make [Season 2], but it would be a bigger shame if you guys simply had to live with the unanswered questions and the cliffhanger ending,” Flanagan wrote at the end of his blog post.
He closed out the blog with a farewell message to fans:
“I loved making this show, and I am so proud of the cast and crew. Particularly our cast, who attacked this story with incredible spirit and bravery each and every day. But for now, we'll put the fire out, and leave the library dark and quiet. To those before, and to those after. To us now, and to those beyond. Seen or unseen, here but not here. I'll always be grateful that I got to be part of this Club.”
Season 1 of The Midnight Club is now streaming on Netflix.
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