Midnight Club: Netflix unveils cast for new horror series from Mike Flanagan

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Netflix has confirmed several cast members for its upcoming new horror series The Midnight Club, based on the Christopher Pike novel of the same name as well as other creative works by the author.

Back in my day, authors like R.L. Stine, Barbara Steiner, and Christopher Pike were the rulers of my local library. If you were too young for Stephen King but too old for Bunnicula, these authors were a teen's gateway to horrors beyond the veil. With that in mind, it's easy to see why Netflix has tapped the team behind The Haunting of Bly Manor to adapt Pike's work for the small screen.

The 10-episode series, which takes place at a hospice for terminally ill teenagers that begin amassing to share terrifying tales, will star Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, William Chris Sumpter, and Sauriyan Sapkota as members of the titular club. Zach Gilford, Matt Biedel, and Samantha Sloyan will also have supporting roles, with Heather Langenkamp playing the doctor presiding over Rotterdam Home. Yes, that Heather Langenkamp, of A Nightmare of Elm Street fame. Netflix, take my money! Oh, you already do? Well then, carry on.

Co-created by Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep) and Leah Fong, The Midnight Club is executive produced by Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Fong, Julia Bicknell, and Pike. Flanagan is set to direct the first two episodes of the series, with Adam Fassullo, who will co-executive produce, will also oversee the show courtesy of Flanagan and Macy's Intrepid production studio.

Source: Netflix

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