In the Dark fans mourn the loss of Season 5 amid The CW’s cancellation


Many fandoms are upset with American network The CW after it decided to axe eight shows this week, including the long-serving series In the Dark.

We recap the cancellation, eliminating any hope of In the Dark getting a fifth season, see what fans are saying about the recent axe on Twitter, and provide a brief episode guide for the upcoming fourth and final season.

Created by Corinne Kingsbury and starring Perry Mattfeld, Brooke Markham, Casey Deidrick, Keston John, Morgan Krantz, and Theodore Bhat, In the Dark follows Murphy, a visually impaired twenty-year-old, who balances love interests, murder cases, and drug runs on a daily basis.

In The Dark | Same Old Murphy Season Trailer | The CW



In The Dark | Same Old Murphy Season Trailer | The CW





In the Dark Season 5 is off the table

Amid The CW’s cancellation of In the Dark, the drama series will not be returning for Season 5 after the current season airs in June.

Alongside In the Dark, The CW also cancelled RoswellNew MexicoDynastyCharmed4400Naomi, LegaciesBatwoman, and Legends of Tomorrow.

It is thought that The CW canceled this many shows due to its upcoming sale, which has put the network’s future in uncertainty. Nexstar is looking to acquire The CW from WarnerMedia and Paramount.

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Twitter fans mourn the loss of In the Dark

One The CW watcher was shocked that the network decided to bring an end to In the Dark and Charmed, but expressed their hope for Netflix or another network to pick them up:

Another user couldn’t believe that the network, in one fell swoop, canceled eight shows:

Lastly, this In the Dark fan stated that they were “heartbroken” that the show was canceled, stating that The CW was basically getting rid of every show with average ratings:

In the Dark Season 4 episode guide

In the Dark Season 4 is not due to premiere until Monday, June 6, 2022, on The CW, and the final season will consist of 13 episodes.

While the episode titles have not been announced yet, we do have a roadmap to go by for the first eight episodes.

  • Episode 1: TBA – Monday, June 6, 2022
  • Episode 2: TBA – Monday, June 13, 2022
  • Episode 3: TBA – Monday, June 20, 2022
  • Episode 4: TBA – Monday, June 27, 2022
  • Episode 5: TBA – Monday, July 11, 2022
  • Episode 6 TBA – Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Episode 7: TBA – Monday, July 25, 2022
  • Episode 8: TBA – Monday, August 1, 2022
  • Episode 9: TBA – TBA
  • Episode 10: TBA – TBA
  • Episode 11: TBA – TBA
  • Episode 12: TBA – TBA
  • Episode 13: TBA – TBA

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

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