The Haunting of the Hill House director, Mike Flanagan, has been a longtime Christopher Pike fan. When he finally got the opportunity to adapt Pike’s novel The Midnight Club into a Netflix series, the filmmaker did not let go of the opportunity.
On his Twitter, Flanagan wrote, “I began brainstorming an adaptation of The Midnight Club as a teenager, so this is a dream come true. It’s an honour to introduce a new generation of young horror fans to the world of Christopher Pike. Oh, and for you fellow Pike fans out there… we will be incorporating a lot of his books into the series. So whatever your favourite Pike book is, there’s a chance it’ll be part of the show.”
With a script approved by the master of horror, Stephen King himself, Flanagan has promised a “relentlessly dark and cynical” series.
He said, “This one was a really fun piece of material for me because I get to be like, ‘Oh you want a dark ending? Cool, get ready.’”
The show has dropped a spookily teaser with a sinister backdrop where the chant reads, “To those before. To those after. To us now. And to those beyond. Seen or unseen. Here but not here.”
Ahead of its release, here is everything we know about Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club:
Everything we know about Mike Flanagan’s ‘The Midnight Club’
When will The Midnight Club release on Netflix?
Most of Mike Flanagan’s releases are a part of Netflix’s Halloween slate. His upcoming work, The Midnight Club, is scheduled to release on October 7th, 2022.
How many episodes does The Midnight Club have?
The Midnight Club will have ten episodes.
What is The Midnight Club about?
Based on Christopher Pike’s eponymous book, the series will be set in an ominous hospice called Rotterdam Home, where terminally ill teenagers await death. Eight members constituting the Midnight Club meet each night to narrate horror stories and connect with the supernatural.
Who are the cast members in The Midnight Club?
Mike Flanagan is notorious for repeating cast members across several bodies of work. The series will feature several legendary actors from his past works as well as rising talents.
Iconic A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp will be seen as Dr Georgina Stanton, the head of the hospice. She will be joined by Man Benson, the leader of the teenage patients.
The rest of the teenage patients’ cast includes Igby Rigney, Annarah Cymone, Ruth Codd, Adia, Chris Sumpter, Sauriyan Sapkota and Aya Furukawa. Longtime collaborators like Rahul Kohl, Zach Gilford and Samantha Sloyan will also make a comeback.