The first “Happy Death Day” was a break out hit that scored good reviews and proved quite profitable. The second tried something a bit different, taking a more sci-fi centric tone along with adding a bunch of melodrama.
Reviews weren’t so good, and neither was the box-office which made only half the original despite a bigger budget. As a result, the franchise was effectively dead – despite the ending of the second teasing a potential third.
In the past week came a report that a potential third film was in development, but writer/director Christopher Landon has now taken to social media to shoot down those reports, saying on Twitter:
“Since I keep reading stuff about it, I’ll say it loud: THERE IS NO HAPPY DEATH DAY 3 IN DEVELOPMENT. It’s just a rumor…unless @netflix wants to pony-up and finish this trilogy, it just ain’t happening.”
Netflix has expressed zero interest in acquiring the franchise. It looks like Tree and her friends are done.