Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy's (Netflix's "Haunting" franchise) upcoming adaptation of Christopher Pike's 1994 novel The Midnight Club (and other Pike stories) announced on Tuesday via Deadline Hollywood exclusively that Iman Benson (Alexa & Katie), Larsen Thompson (Boléro), William B. Davis (The X-Files), Crystal Balint (The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco), and Patricia Drake (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) are set to join the 10-episode Netflix series. Co-adapted by Flanagan and Leah Fong (Once Upon a Time), and executive produced by Flanagan, Fong, and Julia Bicknell, as well as Macy via Intrepid Pictures, the series also stars Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, William Chris Sumpter, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Samantha Sloyan, and Matt Biedel– with Heather Langenkamp ("Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise) joining as the enigmatic doctor who runs the hospice.
"Anchoring the show as the enigmatic doctor who runs this hospice for young adults, I'm honored to welcome Heather Langenkamp," wrote Flanagan in his tweet first announcing the initial cast. "To horror fans like myself, Heather is royalty, and I am so excited to work with her." Elan Gale, James Flanagan, and Chinaka Hodge are also on board to write for the series- with Mike Flanagan set to direct the first two episodes. First published in 1994 by Simon and Schuster, The Midnight Club follows a group of patients who gather together to share scary stories at midnight that goes far beyond mere storytelling:
Rotterdam Home, a hospice where teenagers with terminal illnesses went to die, was home to the Midnight Club: a group of five young men and women who met at midnight and told stories of intrigue and horror. One night they made a pact that the first of them to die would make every effort to contact the others from beyond the grave.
Here's a look at Flanagan's announcement Twitter thread, starting below:
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) February 1, 2021