Netflix and Mike Flanagan team up again for another horror project. The streaming service and Flanagan have announced the cast for The Midnight Club, a new series based on the book of the same name by author Christopher Pike. The cast includes a horror icon in the form of A nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp, who will join a full ensemble when the show begins production, which is expected to happen soon.
Mike Flanagan, director of Doctor Sleep and The Haunting of Hill House, took to Twitter to make the announcement. The main cast of young adults at the center of the show is made up of newcomers. But some familiar faces who have worked with Flanagan in the past will also participate. Here’s what Flanagan had to say.
As we walk towards the start of production of Intrepid’s new Netflix series The Midnight Club, based on the work of Christopher Pike, I am honored and delighted to announce our cast: portraying the titular club of terminally ill young adults is a great group of young actors. The Midnight Club consists of Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, William Chris Sumpter, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard and Sauriyan Sapkota. And when I join them … Gilford, Samantha Sloyan and Matt Biedel joins the cast in supporting roles. (Some other familiar faces from previous Intrepid projects appear as guest stars along the way.) And finally … Anchoring the show as the enigmatic doctor who runs this young adult hospice, I’m honored To welcome Heather Langenkamp. For horror fans like me, Heather is royalty, and I’m so excited to be working with her. ”
The Midnight Club will consist of ten episodes. Christopher Pike’s original 1994 novel is set in Rotterdam Home, a hospice for teenagers with terminal illnesses. It was home to the so-called Midnight Club, a group of five young people who met at midnight and told horror stories. One night they make a pact that the first of those who die will try to connect with the others from outside the grave.
Heather Langenkamp is best known as Nancy from the Nightmare in Elm Street series. Having the person who survived several encounters with Freddy Kreuger on board certainly doesn’t detract from the show’s reputation. That much is certain. Flanagan closed his thread on Twitter, describing the show as a dream project.
“I’ve been dreaming about this project since I was a teenager, and can’t wait to embark on another adventure with my Intrepid partner in crime (and television) Trevor Macy, as well as the fantastic crew we’ve developed. more as we get closer to the shooting. “
Mike Flanagan and Netflix have had a hugely successful partnership. Flanagan directed the movie Quiet for the service before finally making The Haunting of Hill House. That spawned a follow-up series, The Haunting of Bly Manor, released last year. Flanagan is also packed Midnight Mass, which is expected to arrive sometime in 2021. You can check out the full thread on Mike Flanagan’s Twitter.