Mike Flanagan’s young adult horror series The Midnight Club has become the latest show to be cancelled by Netflix.
While it was written to play out over several seasons, unlike Flanagan’s previous stand-alone projects The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass, it has now been cut short after just one season.
Set in a hospice, the show followed eight terminally ill young adults who form ‘the Midnight Club’ and meet up each night to tell each other scary stories.
One night the group make a pact that the first one to succumb to their disease will be responsible for communicating with the others beyond the grave and after that happens, bizarre occurrences begin.
Although the streaming service hasn’t released a statement about dumping the series, it comes as Flanagan has signed an exclusive multi-year series deal with Amazon Studios.
As part of the deal his Intrepid Pictures company with Trevor Macy, they will develop and produce projects to stream exclusively on Prime Video.
However, it has not yet been indicated if Amazon might pick up The Midnight Club.
After premiering on October 7 the series’, which is based on a 1994 novel by Christopher Pike, viewing figures were considered weak, especially as it was released around the same time as the break-out hits Dahmer and The Watcher.
However it did manage to break the Guinness World Record for ‘most scripted jump scares in a single television episode’, with an impressive 21 jump scares in the very first episode.
It also ended on a cliffhanger, with Flanagan previously saying that: ‘It was very much designed to continue’.
Reactions to the news were mixed, with some saying they were upset by the show being done, but others said it didn’t measure up to Flanagan’s other series’.
The Midnight Club is the latest series to be cancelled by Netflix, after others like Fate: The Winx Saga, Archive 81 and Space Force were also confirmed to be ending.
However, fans of Flanagan will be able to see his series The Fall of the House of Usher, based on multiple works by Edgar Allan Poe, on Netflix.
It finished filming earlier this year.
The Midnight Club is streaming on Netflix.