According to The Wrap, Netflix has officially decided not to renew the coming-of-age supernatural horror drama The Midnight Club for a second season.
The cancellation comes after it was recently revealed that creator Mike Flanagan and producing partner Trevor Macy have signed a brand new overall TV deal through their Intrepid Pictures banner. This time, the deal is with Amazon Studios, as their previous partnership with Netflix is ending.
Under Intrepid’s Netflix deal, Flanagan was able to produce a number of critically acclaimed horror dramas, including The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass. The horror filmmaker is currently working on his fifth project with the streamer, which is an adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher.
Based on Christopher Pike’s 1994 novel, The Midnight Club is set in Brightcliffe Hospice, a hospice for terminally ill teenagers, where a group of patients begins to gather together at midnight to share scary stories. The group makes a pact, swearing that whichever of them dies first will contact the others from beyond the grave.
The limited series starred horror icon Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare at Elm Street films) as she played the role of an enigmatic doctor who runs the hospice. Other stars included Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, William Chris Sumpter, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, and Sauriyan Sapkota, who all portrayed “the titular club of terminally ill young adults.” It also featured Zach Gilford, Iman Benson, Larsen Thompson, Matt Biedel, Crystal Balint, William B. Davis, and Patricia Drake.
The Midnight Club series was created and executive produced by Mike Flanagan, who also served as the showrunner. The series was executive produced by Leah Fong, Julia Bicknell, and Trevor Macy.