“The Haunting of Hill House” and “Midnight Mass” mastermind Flanagan turned his attention to a younger audience for “Midnight Club,” his first YA series, adapting the work of author Christopher Pike for the show about terminally ill teens living at Brightcliffe Hospice — a place with many a supernatural mystery to it.
The drama stars Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, with Zach Gilford and Heather Langenkamp.
Created by Flanagan and “The Haunting of Bly Manor” writer Leah Fong, “The Midnight Club” marked not just Flanagan and Macy’s first foray into young-adult content, but also their first show that was intended to be a multi-season project. However, Flanagan had already mentally prepared for the idea it might not be renewed, and told press ahead of its premiere he would share his Season 2 plans if “Midnight Club” was scrapped.
“This was designed to be ongoing,” Flangan said at a gathering with press in October. “I don’t know if it will. We’ll see how it goes and we probably won’t know for another month or so what Netflix wants to do. But it was very much designed to continue. Pike has 80 books, so we have a lot of unused material to pull from… We also didn’t answer some of the bigger questions of the season. Those answers exist, but were meant to be for the next season. If there isn’t one, I’ll put them up on Twitter. Then we’ll at least all be able to talk about it.”
TheWrap was the first to report “Midnight Club’s” cancellation.