The Midnight Gospel creator says there's a lot of very deep stories left to tell.
The Midnight Gospel is a trippy anime series by Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward.
It follows a 'spacecaster' (space broadcaster) named Clancy who interviews extra-terrestrial beings, while their worlds crumble behind them in a psychedelic manner.
The show contains vibrant and colorful animation, which, as you guessed, seems perfect to binge-watch when you're, uhm, high.
The show is based on comedian Duncan Trussell's real-life podcast, which tackles deep conversations involving spirituality and the meaning of life.
Season one ended in a cliffhanger, leading fans to assume that more episodes are coming for season 2.
Are the assumptions correct? Let's find out.
As of this writing, Netflix hasn't renewed The Midnight Gospel for season 2 yet. The anime series released on April 20, 2020, which coincides with the annual 4/20 cannabis-oriented celebrations. That's just a perfect release date for a trippy animated series, so we wouldn't be surprised if the showrunners will keep up the tradition by releasing season 2 on the same date next year.
Of course, we are aware of the recent challenges in the film and television industry, with the Coronavirus pandemic still wreaking havoc. Hence, it would be understandable if the showrunners will be forced to release season 2 on a different date.
Albeit, it's great to know that Duncan Trussell has already recorded hundreds of podcast episodes, so there is just enough source material available for season 2.
Although the anime series is based on Trussell's podcast conversations, it still features a comprehensive storyline.
Towards the end of season one, Clancy was gunned down by the police. He falls into a simulator and wakes up in a world with all the previous space cast guests who died.
When he asks them if he's dead, they simply answered: "just be here now."
Whether Clancy died or not, his adventures may continue in the afterlife. Season 2 can now focus on other possible topics that deep dive into the essence of existence, or anything that's afterlife-related.
In an interview with Deadline, Trussell humbly asked for help to get a renewal saying: "But if you have any kind of magical powers, or even better, some connection to Netflix, give us a second season! Please, I want to make more,”
He added: “There’s so many more stories to tell about The Chromatic Ribbon. You know, we mapped out that world, and we barely, barely got into that world. But nothing you’re seeing in that show—not a single word, not a single moment—was unintentional. It all connects to a really big history, and a very deep story.”
Nothing has been confirmed yet, although we're expecting to hear new voices in the upcoming season. Different guests join Clancy in the series.
There are rumors of Supergirl actor Mehcad Brooks joining the list of cast members for season 2, but until we get an official renewal announcement, all of these remain speculation.
The show has not been renewed as of this writing yet. However, assuming The Midnight Gospel will be able to follow its season 1 timeline, then we're expecting season 2's trailer to drop on March 2021.
While we all wait for more updates on The Midnight Gospel Season 2, here's season 1's official trailer.