Netflix cancels season 2 of ‘The Midnight Club’; this is why
the midnight club, Mike Flanagan’s latest Netflix original horror series was the first that could have gotten a season 2 as part of its deal. However, it has been confirmed that Netflix opted not to renew the show for a second season.
the midnight club is a Netflix Original teen horror series created by Mike Flanagan and the adaptation of Christopher Pike’s novel of the same. The series is Mike Flanagan’s fourth Netflix original series and his sixth project for Netflix overall.
For the past several years, Mike Flanagan has been one of Netflix’s top content creators, starting with and each year, subscribers look forward to his latest effort in the horror genre.
A group of terminally ill teenage patients reside in the Rotterdam Home and together they create the Midnight Club. They secretly meet at midnight to tell horror stories. Together, the group forms a pact that whoever dies first will make the effort to contact the rest of the Midnight Club members from beyond the grave.
the midnight club Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status
Has the show been renewed or cancelled?
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Cancelled
Of the four Mike Flanagan shows made for Netflix, this is the first we’re expecting to see a second season, which the creator has already confirmed he was looking to do across multiple seasons.
Nearly two months after its initial release, The confirmed wrapper that Netflix had not renewed the series citing poor performance (more on that in a second).
It arrived on the same day that Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy (who had been working with Netflix under an umbrella agreement) had switched to Prime Video (via Amazon Studios), moving forward with his latest project for Netflix being The fall of the House of Usher.
The fall of the House of Usher It is now in post-production and is expected to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2023 and will wrap up production on Flanagan in the so-called Flanaverse on Netflix.
how well he did the midnight club act on netflix?
A revamp will almost certainly come down to performance on the streamer, so let’s dig into that now.
The show had one of the weaker opening weekends on Netflix that we’ve noticed for quite some time. In the official netflix datait only garnered 18.79 million hours watched worldwide.
If we compare it to other dramas in 2022, here’s how it stacks up:
- The Lawyer Lincoln – First three days: 45.09M
- The Sandman – First three days: 69.48M
- Partner Tracking – First three days: 16.66M
Its opening weekend performance was so poor in our top 10 report for the week ending October 9 that we called it a flop, citing that it had a lower CVE (complete view equivalent) than diving club, Partner Tracking, file 81 but he won New cherry flavor. Y cowboy bebop.
The show appeared for three weeks in the top 10 on Netflix before dropping out altogether. Between October 2 and October 23, 2022, the show logged 90.31 million hours watched on Netflix.
Critically though, we saw The Midnight Mass faced a nearly 60% drop in viewership in weeks 2-3. That kind of drop has often spelled failure for any now-canceled Netflix original.
|week period||Hours seen (M)||Range||Week in the Top 10|
|October 2, 2022 to October 9, 2022||18,790,000||4||1|
|October 9, 2022 to October 16, 2022||49,870,000 (+165%)||3||two|
|October 16, 2022 to October 23, 2022||21,650,000 (-57%)||5||3|
Netflix Top 10 provided by Flix Patrol suggests that in week 2, we saw a huge jump in viewership but, like viewing hours, they dropped dramatically in week 3.
On day 1, the show only managed to make it to the 18th most popular title on the service. On day 2, it moved up to rank 5. On day 3, rank 4, and on day 4 (which would have been outside of the previous metric), it reached position 2.
Looking at external data, the midnight club it was Flanagan’s lowest-performing show yet.
Google Trends claims that it only managed to gather 34% of the total lawsuit that Midnight Mass sued just a year earlier.
demand Tool, televisionstats.com, also paints a bleak picture, with the show peaking as the No. 6 biggest show in the world in early October 2022, but has since slumped. It pulls data from Google Trends, Wikipedia, Twitter, Reddit, and other sources.
What we expected from another season of the midnight club on netflix
The season one finale left us with a huge cliffhanger, revealing that not only is Dr. Stanton a survivor, but the tattoo on her neck means she’s a former Paragon member.
We’d expect to see Doctor Stanton’s backstory fleshed out in its entirety, revealing the origins of his illness, how he joined the Paragon, how he came to leave the group, why he’s at odds with Shasta aka Julia Jayne, and if her or not the motives for executing Brightcliffe are either well-intentioned or sinister.
As for Ilonka and Kevin, they are the only two current members of the midnight club that he can see the ghost couple from Brightcliff. Little is known about the couple, however the season one finale may have revealed that they are, in fact, Stanley Oscar Freelan and Vera Freelan, the original owners of Brightcliff. But why can Ilonka and Kevin see them? And Keving is being possessed at night, forcing him to wander the halls of Brightcliff?
Shasta, also known as Julia Jayne, failed in her attempt to perform the ritual in the basement, nearly killing three young women in the process. Considering how determined Shasta is to carry out the ritual, we definitely haven’t seen the last of her.
Lastly, a second season also raises the question of how long the remaining members of The Midnight Club have to live. And whether or not we expect new members to be admitted to the club.
With the series cancelled, these scenarios will not play on our screens.
Flanagan, however, has teased that we could shut it down via Twitter.
Speaking to The Wrap, Flanagan told them, “I promised everyone at Comic-Con yesterday that I would post all the answers to the core mysteries on Twitter, which I will follow through on,” adding, “We made the decision up to the writers.” space to not reveal two of our biggest existential secrets from the show so we have a say in season two.”
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