The Midnight Membership gained’t have one other assembly. Canceled by Netflix initially of December, horror grasp Mike Flanagan’s warm-yet-spooky foray into YA horror was additionally his first stab at an open-ended TV sequence, and thus didn’t finish as neatly as his different restricted sequence like Midnight Mass or The Haunting of Hill Home. Because it’s unlikely for The Midnight Membership to get renewed or picked up elsewhere due to Flanagan leaping ship to make reveals for Amazon, the author/director did one thing uncommon, and simply instructed followers how he and the opposite writers have been planning on ending it.
In a prolonged Tumblr publish, Flanagan outlined what season 2 of The Midnight Membership would have regarded like. The primary massive change would have been structural: Whereas most episodes centered round a solid member sharing a scary story primarily based on a Christopher Pike novel, the primary 5 episodes would have had protagonist Ilonka (Iman Benson) telling a model of Keep in mind Me, Flanagan’s favourite Pike novel, throughout 5 episodes. It’s a few lady who’s pushed off a balcony after which tries to unravel her personal homicide as a ghost — with a couple of spoilery twists as to how this pertains to what the solid is coping with on the finish of season 1.
A recurring thread in Flanagan’s define for the season is that almost each scary picture or motif launched within the first season has a bittersweet and heartfelt story behind it. It’s becoming for a present about terminal teenagers dwelling collectively and coming to phrases with their destiny through scary tales. In The Midnight Membership, as with a lot of Flanagans’s work, worry is simply an impediment in the best way of characters discovering one thing human and delightful.
For those who’ve seen the entire present, try the define. It’s not the goodbye the present deserved, nevertheless it’s good to have one in any kind.