Midnight Club: Mike Flanagan hits out at ‘very disappointing’ Netflix cancellation

Mike Flanagan has expressed his “disappointment” with Netflix’s latest cancellation.

The writer-director known for his horror output, including Doctor StrangeShe has been doing projects for the streaming service since 2016.

This included TV shows The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and midnight fair.

On Thursday (December 1), it was announced that Flanagan’s production company, Intrepid, has switched from Netflix to Amazon Studios.

The following day (December 2), Netflix announced the cancellation of Flanagan’s latest series, the teen horror show The Midnight Club, less than two months after its debut. He helped create the series. based on the book by Christopher Pike starring Leah Fong.

Flanagan spoke out against the streaming service for his decision, writing on Twitter, “I am very disappointed that Netflix has decided not to pursue a second season of THE MIDNIGHT CLUB.”

He took the opportunity to clear up a selection of “unsolved mysteries” from the first season and shared “plans” for subsequent seasons that are canceled via his Tumblr page.

Flanagan wrote in the blog post, “My biggest disappointment is that we left so many story threads open and held back for the hypothetical second season, which is always a gamble.

“So I’m writing this blog as our official second season, so you’ll know what could have been, learn the fates of your favorite characters, and know the answers to those dangling storylines from season one.”

Flanagan’s fans thanked him for sharing the plans and lamented Netflix’s decision.

Mike Flanagan said he was ‘very disappointed’ after Netflix’s ‘Midnight Club’ cancellation

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“Thank you for that,” wrote @gem_seddon, adding, “Incredibly sad to know we won’t be seeing it on screen but delighted to read your words and paint the picture of what could have been.”

@lcalvioartwork wrote: “It breaks my heart that season 2 will never come to fruition but THANK YOU @flanaganfilm for sharing details and answering so many questions raised by this ending!”

“Netflix made a huge mistake not renewing a second season!” @RRComposer added.

On the day of The Midnight Club‘s release, the series was awarded a Guinness World Record after achieving a remarkable horror performance.

The first season is available to stream now on Netflix.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/midnight-club-mike-flanagan-netflix-b2237926.html Midnight Club: Mike Flanagan hits out at ‘very disappointing’ Netflix cancellation

JOE HERNANDEZ

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