Why is In The Dark season 5 cancelled? What went wrong?

The intense crime drama “In the Dark” is well known for its mysterious storyline and compelling characters. With the conclusion of season 4, the series had successfully kept viewers on the edge of their seats.

While Fans are eagerly waiting for the possibility of The Dark Season 5 makers have made it clear that there won’t be any season 5 and they have concluded their series with the fourth season.

So, What went wrong, exactly? Why did the ‘In The Dark” season get canceled? Let’s dive into that.

 “In the Dark” A Brief Overview

A mysterious crime drama “In the Dark” revolves around a blind young girl, Murphy. Murphy’s only friends were her roommates Jess and Tyson, and the story takes an intense turn when she discovers, Tyson her best friend dead.

She called the cops, but the dead body disappeared. Cops did not find anything to investigate. And she made it her goal to find out what happened to her friend.

 Soon she found herself surrounded by mysterious and dangerous truths. The series is the perfect combination of mystery, crime, and investigation.

why did The Dark Season 5 get cancelled?

Now, that you have an overview of the entire storyline let’s come to the main question why did season 5 get cancelled? What actually went wrong?

According to both the show’s creators and various sources, there are multiple reasons for this.

Two endings

The show’s writers had prepared two endings for the story, one with a mysterious conclusion that would set up another season and the second with a satisfying ending to wrap up the series. Makers went with the satisfying one, so there are no chances of a new season.

Corinne Kingsbury, the show’s creator, told the audience

“We hadn’t gotten picked up as we were writing the end of the season, and we knew there was a possibility we wouldn’t get a Season 5, so we wrote and shot two endings — one with a cliffhanger, and one that wraps up our series in a satisfying way.”

Industry Shift

Secondly, the merger of Warner Bros can be one of the main reasons multiple shows got canceled along with “The Dark Season 5”. The cancellation might happen due to this sudden shift in the television industry. The fans were also excited and hoping for some spin-off series but we really don’t think it will ever happen.

Viewership Decline

According to multiple sources, this series was not profitable enough for Netflix to produce another season. The series got a great start initially, but there was a great dip in the viewership in later seasons. So it was better for the makers to cancel season 5.

These were some of the reasons why there won’t be any new seasons of the show,

But what might happen, if there were any new season, what would happen to Murphy? Let’s discuss that

The plot season 5 might have if season 5 had been made

Though there will be no season 5 of the show, Perry Mattfeld, who portrays Murphy, hinted at what might happen in season 5.

When asked about season 5, she responded with various possibilities about what would happen with Murphy.

She said- “I think our season 5 would have been interesting to see where Murphy does go. Does she care if she gets caught? Is she just going to run away with Felix and see how long they can hide and kind of, you know, would we have seen her in a completely different place? Would she just be alone?”


The cancellation of In The Dark Season 5 was undoubtedly disappointing for both fans and cast. While the exact reason for the cancellation may never be fully disclosed, the combination of viewership patterns, creative decisions, and industry changes likely played a significant role.

The silver lining for the fans is that they can still enjoy the first four seasons of this mysterious series.

While “In the Dark” season 5 may never come into existence, the series will continue to entertain its audience with its existing episodes, leaving fans with questions and endless possibilities.


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