In the Dark is a promising show that ought to be seen instead of buried, forgotten, or overlooked. Among the network’s whole portfolio of dramas, In The Dark is the most grounded in reality, despite a multitude of superhero shows, soapy dramas, and otherworldly flair.
The drama has a few redeemable qualities, notably a fascinating subplot that is absolutely captivating. For CW viewers, the series has a lot to offer. It’s one-of-a-kind while simultaneously being recognizable, which is tough to create with such a well-defined network.
When a franchise has the potential to give more, viewers often wonder whether it will be renewed or cancelled in the midst of the season. So, In the Dark fans who have been eagerly anticipating the next installment, we have some bad news for you.
The program has been canceled after seasons of building up with fantastic plotlines and characters that viewers have grown to adore. Regrettably, The CW has decided to cancel the program. This is devastating news for anyone who enjoyed the series’ mystery thriller elements. Here’s all we know about In the Dark Season 5’s unexpected cancellation.
Is there going to be a fifth season of In the Dark?
In the Dark Season 5 has been formally canceled by The CW after four seasons, as revealed on May 13, 2022. As a result, the series has no chance of being renewed by the network, as many CW TV series have been reported to be canceled, even if the series had a large fanbase eager to see more seasons of these shows in order to have a fantastic concluding storyline that these beloved characters truly deserved.
Why did the CW cancel Season 5 of In the Dark?
According to a Deadline report, The CW decided to discontinue the show because it was no longer lucrative. Mergers are likely as a result of a potential sale and streaming. Furthermore, The CW has begun to drastically cut its employees.
In the Dark, on the other hand, was never one of the channel’s best-performing linear shows, and the only reason it lasted this long was because of Netflix and mostly good critical acclaim.
Although the series drew a large number of viewers, critics gave it mixed or average ratings. Furthermore, according to fandom speculation, it’s unlikely that In the Dark will be renewed for a fifth season at this time because they are still hopeful that if the upcoming Season 4 episodes generate enough attention and public demand, the series will be renewed. However, given the prior seasons’ low traditional ratings on The CW, this seems a little far-fetched and dubious.
It was also stated that when The CW’s and Netflix’s agreement expired in 2019, decisions were made between the two networks, which eventually led to the cancellation of In the Dark. As a result, these could be some of the reasons behind the CW’s decision to terminate the show and stop investing in new seasons.
What may have been the plot of Season 5 of In the Dark?
Season 4 of In the Dark will premiere on The CW on June 6, 2022. The episodes are set to air on Mondays at 9 p.m. The network has romances, murder mysteries, and everything in between in their Summer 2022 roster.
Here’s the Tweet by In The Dark
It’s difficult to forecast the projected plot of In the Dark Season 5, which has already been canceled, because the series has yet to release any episodes. However, to get a sense of what the show’s creators have come up with in terms of plotlines, the final episode of Season 3 leads to an ideal pick-up point for the fourth season to begin with. “Murphy eventually discovers the truth about what happened to Jess, and it compels her to take a closer look at who she has become,” according to the official synopsis for Season 3 Episode 13.
Season 4’s protagonist, Murphy, a blind and irreverent woman in her thirties, is already known to audiences from previous seasons. Her only two friends are Jess, her compassionate roommate, and Tyson, an adolescent drug dealer who rescued her from a horrific attack.
While out for a walk with her guide dog, Pretzel, she comes across Tyson’s body, but flees before the cops arrive. Murphy clings to the only thing that can keep her together as the scheme unfolds if they don’t look willing to investigate. She decides to explore the murder case at “Guiding Hope,” a school run by her parents, amid her colorful life.
Season 4 is planned to expand on this already established idea while remaining consistent with the tone of the series. As a result, the latest season is expected to pick up the tale right where it left off. On the other hand, this is unfortunate because viewers will no longer be able to see more seasons, but there is still hope because the fourth season is expected to have 13 episodes, similar to previous seasons, with each episode lasting 42 minutes, which could lead to a satisfying conclusion to the series, luring viewers to watch it for the final time.
We’d want to emphasize that we have no way of knowing what important facts or shocks will be revealed in these forthcoming episodes, how In the Dark Season 4 will conclude, or what cliffhangers and story strands will emerge. Because this is all based on supposition and fan theories. As a result, we recommend that viewers wait patiently and watch the episodes that will air next month to draw their own conclusions.
Take a look at the Season 4 official trailer below:
Here’s the Youtube Trailer by TV Promos