Netflix is known for canceling shows after just one season, and The Midnight Club is no stranger to this. However, the only difference is The Midnight Club’s creator Mike Flanagan has signed a multi-year deal with Amazon Prime for a new series.
The Midnight Club is based on Christopher Pike’s novels bearing the same name. It follows a group of eight terminally ill teenagers who form the ‘Midnight Club’ after meeting every night to tell each other scary stories. Out of interest for the supernatural, the teens eventually made a pact that whoever dies first within the group will try to contact the others beyond their grave. One of them successfully does, but only led to stranger things happening along with it.
While the series garnered positive reviews from its Season 1, it only stayed on Netflix’s Top 10 for three weeks, with 18.8 million viewership, as compared to recent releases like Wednesday with 341.2 million hours hit in its first week. Of course, this would render the cancellation of the streaming site for a Season 2 valid, as reported on The Wrap.
However, according to Deadline, the show creator Mike Flanagan has signed on with Amazon Prime for a multiyear series deal along with prolific genre creator Trevor Macy (The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass), which also explains why the cancellation of The Midnight Club Season 2 works perfectly at the circumstance.
Mike Flanagan’s The Fall of the House of Usher will be his last project on Netflix for now, which is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story bearing the same title.
Flanagan and Macy express their gratitude in signing on with Amazon Prime as part of their long admiration for the studio. Check out their comment below:
“Amazon is a studio that we have long admired. Their commitment to engaging in groundbreaking series and content aligns with the ethos of what we have built at Intrepid. We are looking forward to working with the entire Amazon team as we bring out our brand of genre productions to the service and audiences around the globe.”
It is a shame that The Midnight Club won’t be getting a Season 2, especially after ending with a shocking cliffhanger that could be bridged for a continuation. However, you can still watch all episodes of The Midnight Club Season 1 on Netflix.