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The Future of “In The Dark” Season 5: Renewal or Cancellation? [Latest Updates]

Fred Bahnson 

Introduction: The Fate of “In The Dark” Season 5

As fans eagerly await news about the future of “In The Dark,” the American crime drama series, there are mixed emotions surrounding the possibility of a fifth season. While several American crime dramas have faced postponements or cancellations, “In The Dark” Season 5 falls into the latter category. However, hope still lingers among loyal fans.

“In The Dark” Season 5 – Renewal Status

Status: Canceled

Regrettably, The CW network decided to bring the curtain down on the show even before its fourth season aired. This decision places “In The Dark” alongside a growing list of canceled shows on the network, including well-known titles such as “Charmed,” “Dynasty,” “Tom Swift,” and even the renowned “Batwoman.”

Some fans might have held onto the possibility of a renewal if the fourth season witnessed a miraculous surge in viewership or if there was evidence of a devoted fan base through social media engagement. However, such luck did not come their way. It appears that the curtains have fallen for good on this series.

Quick Info about “In The Dark” Season 5

  • Season: “In The Dark”
  • Number of Seasons: 4
  • Number of Episodes: 52 (Seasons 1-4)
  • Status: Canceled
  • Script Writer: Corinne Kingsbury, Anna Fisher
  • Director: Steven K. Tsuchida, Ingrid Jungermann
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
  • Cast: Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham
  • Production: CBS Television Studios
  • Producers: Jackie Cohn, Corinne Kingsbury
  • Music: Will Bates, Brian Burgoyne
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Origin Language: English
  • Available Languages: English
  • Next Season Release Date: Not Yet Confirmed
  • Available On: The CW and Netflix

Will There Be an “In The Dark” Season 5?

Following The CW’s announcements of show cancellations like “Batwoman,” “Charmed,” “Dynasty,” “Legacies,” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” fans rallied together to save their favorite shows, hoping for another season on a different network or streaming platform, such as Netflix.

Unfortunately, none of these shows found new homes on other networks or streaming services. While fans’ valiant efforts have not gone unnoticed, it seems highly unlikely that “In The Dark” will continue, as the studios behind the series have shown no intention of doing so.

For those who watched the series finale of “In The Dark” and were left with unanswered questions, the hope for a fifth season may have flickered. However, it is confirmed that “In The Dark” Season 5 will not be produced.

The show’s creators had prepared two endings in case of cancellation after production, but the viewers were treated to a conclusive ending instead. While the plot may have been morally and thematically complex, it left no loose ends.

Why Did The CW Cancel “In The Dark” Season 5?

According to Deadline, The CW deemed the series no longer financially viable, leading to its cancellation. The network is currently facing potential mergers and streaming deals, resulting in a significant reduction in its workforce.

While “In The Dark” never ranked among The CW’s highest-rated linear programs, it enjoyed a longer run thanks to its availability on Netflix and generally positive critical reception.

The series garnered a respectable viewership, but critical reviewsand industry insiders gave mixed or average ratings. Despite fan speculation and hopes for a Season 5 renewal based on the interest and demand generated by the upcoming Season 4 episodes, the prospects seem dim. The CW’s previous traditional ratings performance makes it highly unlikely for “In The Dark” to receive a fifth season.

Rumors circulated that the show’s termination resulted from the conclusion of The CW’s partnership with Netflix in 2019. This, along with other factors, may have influenced The CW’s decision to cancel the series and cease further investment in additional seasons.

Plot of “In The Dark”

The storyline of “In The Dark” revolves around a blind and alcoholic woman named Murphy Mason, who despises her role as a guide in her parents’ canine training school. A year prior, Murphy’s life took a turn when she was saved from a mugging by Tyson, a street boy who later revealed his involvement in drug dealing. Tyson became the only person who brought contentment into Murphy’s life. However, her world shattered when Tyson was murdered and his body disappeared before the arrival of the police.

As the lone witness to Tyson’s death, Murphy embarks on a quest to uncover the truth behind the crime, which turns her life upside down. With the help of her friend Jess and detective Dean, she navigates a path filled with unexpected twists and turns. Facing legal obstacles, Murphy teams up with her dog, showcasing her agility and determination in solving the mystery. Along the way, she finds herself entangled in a romantic relationship with Max, leading to their elopement.

As the story unfolds, the introduction of Josh adds complexity to the plot as he suspects Murphy and her friends of taking advantage of him. The shocking twist of Jess shooting Nia leaves the audience in suspense. Josh teams up with Clemens, a fellow detective who senses something amiss within their department. Murphy’s subsequent arrest leaves her clueless about Jess’s whereabouts. In the fourth season, Murphy, Jess, Max, and Felix continue to evade capture while uncovering new challenges. Unbeknownst to them, they become targets of the powerful drug lord Josiah.

Cast of “In The Dark”

The main characters in the show include:

  • Perry Mattfeld as Murphy Mason
  • Rich Sommer as Dean Riley
  • Brooke Markham as Jess Damon
  • Casey Deidrick as Max Parish
  • Keston John as Darnell James
  • Morgan Krantz as Felix Bell
  • Thamela Mpumlwana as Tyson Parker
  • Derek Webster as Hank Mason
  • Kathleen York as Joy Mason
  • Theodore Bhat as Josh Wallace
  • Matt Murray as Officer Gene Clemens

Rating and Review of “In The Dark” Season 4

Rating: If you’re wondering about the quality of the show, let me assure you that it is highly regarded. “In The Dark” holds a solid IMDb score of 7.5/10, and the average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes is 71%. Given these ratings, the show is certainly worth considering. But don’t just take my word for it—take a look at what other viewers have to say.

Review: I’m glad I decided to watch this gripping drama about a blind woman who becomes entangled in solving the murder of her friend. The character development is impressive, and although the protagonist has flaws, she remains relatable and likable. Each episode offers an engaging experience, which is one of the reasons I enjoy the show.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about “In The Dark” Season 5

Q: Is “In The Dark” worth watching? A: The quality of a show is determined by its ratings and viewer feedback, and “In TheDark” has received positive reviews and high ratings from both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. So, if you’re considering watching it, don’t hesitate—start watching it! With all four seasons available on platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, fans can enjoy the existing episodes. However, as there won’t be an “In The Dark” Season 5, fans will have to accept the conclusion of the series.

Q: Where can I watch “In The Dark”? A: All four seasons, comprising a total of 42 episodes, are easily accessible on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. Unfortunately, there won’t be a Season 5 of “In The Dark,” so fans will need to come to terms with the show’s conclusion.

Q: Is “In The Dark” Season 4 based on a true story? A: No, “In The Dark” is not based on real events. The TV show is a work of fiction.