The Midnight Club Toasts Its Members Ahead of October Debut: Teaser
Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy's (Netflix's "Haunting" franchise) 10-episode series take on Christopher Pike's 1994 novel The Midnight Club (and other Pike stories) had its time in the spotlight during today's Geeked Week sessions and the series made sure to make the most of it. Co-adapted by Flanagan and Leah Fong (Once Upon a Time), and executive produced by Flanagan, Fong, Julia Bicknell, and Macy (via Intrepid Pictures), the series stars Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, William Chris Sumpter, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, Sauriyan Sapkota, Zach Gilford, Samantha Sloyan, Matt Biedel, Iman Benson, Larsen Thompson, William B. Davis, Crystal Balint, and Patricia Drake– with Heather Langenkamp ("Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise) joining as the enigmatic doctor who runs the hospice. With the series set to premiere during the Halloween season (more on that in a minute), now seemed as good of a time as any to drop a teaser that should get fans talking.
Joining Flanagan behind the camera to helm the series are Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour (Black Box), Axelle Carolyn (American Horror Story), Viet Nguyen (Lucifer), Morgan Beggs (The Haunting of Bly Manor), and Michael Fimognari (To All the Boys: Always and Forever). Set to premiere on October 7th, here's a look at the official teaser for The Midnight Club (that included an introduction from none other than Rahul Kohli during the broadcast- no stranger to Flanagan & Macy's work):
"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 back at Flanagan's announcement Twitter thread from early 2021 announcing the start of production:
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