Did Netflix renew The Midnight Club for season 2?

The following story contains some spoilers for Netflix Season 1. The Midnight Club.


Netflix has had relationships with many creators, from Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes to the game of Thrones David Benioff and DB Weiss team up, but it’s hard to argue that they have one that proved as successful as the streaming giant’s current one with horror writer-director Mike Flanagan. Flanagan, who first worked with Netflix on the Stephen King feature film adaptation Gerald’s game before moving on to the shows The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Y Midnight mass, returns for the third consecutive year (and fourth of the last five) with the midnight club, a youth-themed horror festival based on the work of author Christopher Pike.

Pike’s 1994 novel of the same name inspired the series, and that setting also makes way for much of the show’s ’90s-induced nostalgia. If you liked Kate Bush and Ghostbusters references in Strange things, you’ll be excited to hear about Terminator 2 and hear the Pixies in the midnight club soundtrack.

But that’s just the sideshow of what you’re really looking for in a Mike Flanagan show: the scares and the writing. There are jump scares in midnight Club, yes, but what Flanagan does best here and in all of his work is build three-dimensional characters that you actually care about, and then scream with them when a ghost pokes its head into the frame, and cry with them when necessary. something awful happens. Easier said than done, but Flanagan has an apparent knack for getting viewers and characters almost instantly on the same page.

But what you may be wondering is what comes next. The Midnight Club. Apparently, the show could go on, or it could just be one and done, like most of Flanagan’s other work. That, for now, remains to be seen.

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midnight club could have a season 2, but probably not.

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the midnight club

If you watched the season 1 finale of the midnight club, well the setup for season 2 is there.

The hook? In the final moments of Season 1, Dr. Georgina Stanton (played by Nightmare on Elm Street horror icon Heather Langenkamp), who has proven to be the level-headed North Pole for our ailing heroes, seems not to be who she seemed to be. She takes off her wig and we see the back of her head: the same half-full hourglass she was holding in her Julia Jayne (adult version played by Samantha Sloyan) hand, and that she appeared throughout of the series. There might be more magical horror at play than she was letting on.

That could be an easy connection to season 2, or it could just be classic. oh, we’re screwed, right? horror ending.

Flanagan has not publicly expressed whether he sees midnight club as an ongoing series or not, but his three previous projects:The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Y Midnight mass– all have been intended as limited, stand-alone, single-season events. It would be a bummer if midnight club wasn’t the same. He also has another series in the works, presumably for next year around this same time (more on that below), so if there’s I was to be a season 2, it would probably come a little later.

However, Mike Flanagan has more Netflix series in the works.

Signet The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales (Signet Classics)

The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales (Signet Classics)

Signet The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales (Signet Classics)

midnight club marked Flanagan’s fourth series (and fifth project overall, including his feature film Gerald’s game) for Netflix, and at least one more will join that group.

thee Fall of the House of Usher, Based on the short story of the same name and other works by Edgar Allen Poe, it’s in the works at Netflix, and is likely to premiere around Halloween in 2023, as the show has already completed production. The cast of that show is absolutely packed with Flanagan’s friends, including Bruce Greenwood, Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, T’Nia Miller, Annabeth Gish, Carl Lumbly, and Robert Longstreet, among others. Some notable newcomers to her world include Mark Hamill and Willa Fitzgerald.

midnight club fans will be excited to see several series favorites return for Usher too, including Igby Rigney, Samantha Sloyan, Zach Gilford, Matt Biedel and Aya Furukawa.

Flanagan has other projects in the works, including the rights to the graphic novel. Something is killing the children—but it seems that after The fall of the House of Usher he might be taking a bit of a break (at least compared to his recent prolific pace). She recently tweeted that she finished filming in Usher, which marked the end of essentially three consecutive years, and four shows, of filming in Vancouver in a row.

if we get midnight club Season 2, or something is killing the children, or anything else from Mr. Flanagan, it may be a bit longer than usual, and if it’s as good as it’s been, it’ll be worth the wait.

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