Sad news for fans of “The Mysterious Benedict Society” on Disney+…only a few months after the end of its award-winning second season, the show has received word there will be no third season.
Co-creator and executive producer Phil Hay dropped the news late yesterday in a Twitter thread:
“Dear friends- season 2 will mark the end of THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY’s journey on Disney+. We love everyone who helped make this truly special and indeed life-affirming experience happen. No regrets- so proud of what we made!
So grateful to every one of you who who made a place for our show in your home & heart. From author @TrentonLeeStew1 to geniusii @MrTonyHale @kristenschaaled to our partners @toddzer1 & @DSwim & writers to the kids, their families, 20th, D+, our whole cast & crew …
You made it wonderful and we loved every minute. The beauty of streaming is that the show lives on Disney+ and you can find it whenever you want to visit. Spoiler alert for how the story ends: the kids stay friends forever. ❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Series co-star Tony Hale commented about the cancellation on his Instagram:
“Hard to say goodbye to the #MysteriousBenedictSociety, but so INCREDIBLY thankful to @disneytvstudios and @disneyplus for allowing us two seasons of this beautiful story written by Trenton Stewart. Thanks to all the top notch writers, producers, crew and cast…wonderful story, even more wonderful people. ❤️”
Fellow co-star Kristen Schaal also took to Instagram:
“An honor to be your Number 2. There will be no 3, but the story endures! Please read The Mysterious Benedict Society books, and follow all these actors and crew members. New adventures await! Thank you @disneyplus and the creators for my role. It was a lot of fun!”
“The Mysterious Benedict Society” is based on the bestselling YA book series by Trenton Lee Stewart, and follows four gifted orphans — Reynie (Mystic Inscho), Sticky (Seth Carr), Kate (Emmy DeOliveira) and Constance (Marta Kessler) — who are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict (Hale) for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency.
Season two picked up as the team of four intrepid orphans reunited a year after their first mission, when they were assembled by Mr. Benedict and his cohorts to foil the nefarious “Emergency” created by Benedict’s twin brother Dr. L.D. Curtain (also Hale).
They embarked on a perilous journey, relying on wits, intellect and empathy to try to stop Curtain as he shifts to a new strategy with global implications.
Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), MaameYaa Boafo (Ramy) and Gia Sandhu (A Simple Favor) rounded out the ensemble.
Both seasons remain available to stream on Disney+, who has not commented yet on the cancellation.