The Midnight Gospel season 2: Will the Netflix animated series come back for another season?

Is The Midnight Gospel returning for a second season?

Clancy Gilroy in The Midnight Gospel. Will there be The Midnight Gospel season 2?

Packed with vibrant visuals and illuminating insights, The Midnight Gospel has become one of the most critically acclaimed animated series from Netflix since it premiered in April 2020. But will the adult animated series have a season 2?

Has Netflix renewed The Midnight Gospel for a season 2?

In response to a tweet by a fan asking if there are plans for any more episodes of The Midnight Gospel, series co-creator and star Duncan Trussell revealed that The Midnight Gospel was cancelled by Netflix after just one season.

In a follow-up tweet, Trussell shared that the Netflix animation show has “one more season” in his mind but “the sentient glass ‘deciding’ cube they keep in their catacombs vibrated ‘No more.’  And it’s hard to argue with a cube.”

 

When one fan asked if it’s possible for the show to move to another streaming service, Trussell shut any hope of a revival down by pointing out that Netflix owns the rights to the show.

Despite the series’ cancellation, Trussell made it clear that he’s grateful to Netflix for helping the series become a reality. “PS I’m so lucky that the folks at @netflix rolled the dice and let us make such a strange show,” he tweeted. “They were supremely supportive all the way through and I’ll love them forever for it.”

 

A scene from The Midnight Gospel season 1
A scene from The Midnight Gospel season 1

Why was The Midnight Gospel cancelled at Netflix?

Trussell didn’t offer an explanation for the show’s cancellation, but it’s worth noting that the series didn’t make it to the streamer’s overall top 10 when it debuted. According to FlixPatrol, The Midnight Gospel failed to reach the platform’s top 10 in the U.S. and only performed best in regions like Russia, Ukraine, and Bulgaria.

Netflix memorably launched the show’s season 1 on 4/20 of 2020 in an attempt to promote it to the stoner demographic. But like most Netflix cancellations, it’s safe to assume that renewing the animated series for another season would not be cost-effective for the company.

Who made The Midnight Gospel?

Trussell co-created The Midnight Gospel with Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward.

What is The Midnight Gospel all about?

The Midnight Gospel revolves around Clancy Gilroy (Trussell), a spacecaster who lives on the Chromatic Ribbon, a membranous, tape-like planet situated in the middle of a colorful void where simulation farmers use powerful bio-organic computers to simulate a variety of universes from which they harvest natural resources and new technology.

Each episode of the Netflix series follows Clancy as he travels through planets within the simulator, with the beings inhabiting these worlds as the guests he interviews for his spacecast. These interviews are based on actual interviews, with real audio derived from Trussell’s real-life podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. The episodes usually end with an apocalyptic event from which Clancy barely manages to escape.

Clancy Gilroy in The Midnight Gospel season 1
Clancy Gilroy in The Midnight Gospel season 1

The Midnight Gospel cast

In addition to Trussell, The Midnight Gospel also features an ensemble of recurring actors that voice various characters. This includes Stephen Root, Maria Bamford, Doug Lussenhop, Joey “Coco” Diaz, Christina P., Steve Little, and Johnny Pemberton, among many others.

Is The Midnight Gospel worth watching?

The Midnight Gospel is a unique and unconventional show that explores complex themes such as spirituality, death, and the meaning of life. The animation is bright and colorful, but it can also be disturbing and surreal at times. The show also features long, philosophical conversations that may not be to everyone’s taste.

If you are looking for a show that is thought-provoking, challenging, and visually stunning, then The Midnight Gospel is definitely worth watching. However, if you are looking for a more traditional or escapist show, then you may want to look elsewhere.

The Midnight Gospel trailer

Haven’t seen The Midnight Gospel yet? Check out the trailer for the series below:

The Midnight Gospel | Official Trailer | Netflix
Sources: ComicBook.com, What’s on Netflix
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