I think this is a bit different because it's such a complete 180 on tone. His other shows have fallen apart for various plot missteps, cast blowouts, and production drama. This show is apparently going strong, it's just has a completely different feel.
I'm not kidding when I say this season is coming off to me like any of the hundred direct-to-streaming PG-13 horror movies that come out each year. And it's not just the found footage faux reality show presentation. It's missing that campy purposefully scenery-chewing fun that it had in previous seasons.