While chatting with Collider about the first season of “The Midnight Club,” Mike Flanagan was quick to note how the Netflix show’s cliffhanger ending differs from his previous TV efforts. “This is the first time we’ve designed something to be continuous,” Flanagan said. The director of Doctor Sleep and Midnight Mass added, “We have no idea if it’s going to come back or if we’re going to do more.”
While it’s unclear if Netflix plans to bring The Midnight Club back for another season, Flanagan has addressed some of the ideas he and other members of the show’s creative team have about its future. Specifically, Flanagan said, “There wouldn’t be a huge time jump [between seasons]. A lot of our characters don’t have that much time to burn. So we would go in relatively close, I think, where we left off.”
Unfortunately, Flanagan added that the lack of a major time jump between seasons 1 and 2 of The Midnight Club doesn’t mean viewers won’t have to say goodbye to more of the show’s terminally ill characters. “If this continues, there must be a new cast. And they have to come one after the other when people leave,” Flanagan noted.
In other words, while it doesn’t sound like The Midnight Club season 2 is going to take on a fully anthological structure, it does seem like the show’s cast will inevitably evolve a lot over the course of its episodes. Whether or not fans want to see that from a second season of The Midnight Club is obviously up for debate, but it’s a direction that’s certainly consistent with the show’s established themes and tone.