Mike Flanagan’s New Netflix Series THE MIDNIGHT CLUB Adds Heather Langenkamp & More!
The Haunting of Hill House director Mike Flanagan is adapting Christopher Pike’s 1994 novel The Midnight Club for Netflix. And today, Flanagan announced the cast including A Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Heather Langenkamp!
Flanagan tweeted: “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. 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. And joining them… 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.)
He continues: “And finally… 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. I’ve been dreaming of this project since I was a teenager, 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.”
Flanagan previously tweeted: “I began brainstorming an adaptation of THE MIDNIGHT CLUB as a teenager, so this is a dream come true. It’s an honor to introduce a new generation of young horror fans to the world of Christopher Pike. Oh, and for you fellow Pike fans out there… the article is correct, we will be incorporating a lot of his books into the series. So whatever your favorite Pike book is, there’s a chance it’ll be part of the show.“
The book tells the tale of Rotterdam Home, a hospice for terminally ill teenagers where a group of patients gathers together at midnight to share scary stories. They eventually make a pact that whichever of them dies first will contact the others from beyond the grave. Moo-Haha. Elan Gale, James Flanagan, and also Chinaka Hodge will write the series which Flanagan will create with Leah Fong. Flanagan and Fong will executive produce with Trevor Macy and Julia Bicknell.
Production begins soon.
Have you read the book?