Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep) and Leah Fong (The Haunting of Bly Manor, Once Upon a Time) are teaming up to adapt Christopher Pike’s 1994 novel The Midnight Club into a series for Netflix—and the cast will include horror icon Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare)!
“As we barrel toward the start of production on Intrepid’s new Netflix series The Midnight Club, based on the work of Christopher Pike, I’m honored and thrilled to announce our cast,” Flanagan wrote in a recent thread on Twitter. “Portraying the titular club of terminally ill young adults is an amazing group of young actors. The Midnight Club is made up of Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, William Chris Sumpter, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard and Sauriyan Sapkota.
“I’m thrilled to welcome back some familiar faces as Zach Gilford, Samantha Sloyan, and Matt Biedel join the cast in supporting roles. (Some other familiar faces from previous Intrepid projects to pop up as guest stars along the way.)
“Anchoring the show as the enigmatic doctor who runs this hospice for young adults, I’m honored to welcome Heather Langenkamp. To horror fans like myself, Heather is royalty, and I am so excited to work with her.”
The Midnight Club is set at a hospice for terminally ill teenagers, where a group of patients begins to gather every night at midnight to tell scary stories. Eventually, they make a pact: whoever dies first will contact the others from beyond the grave.
Attached writers on the project include Elan Gale, James Flanagan, and Chinaka Hodge. Executive producers include Flanagan, Fong, Trevor Macy, and Julia Bicknell.
“I’ve been dreaming of this project since I was a teenager,” Flanagan added, “and I cannot wait to embark on yet another adventure with my Intrepid partner in crime (and television) Trevor Macy, as well as the fantastic crew we’ve been cultivating. More to come as we get closer to shooting.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)