“To Horror Fans Like Myself, Heather Is Royalty”
Mike Flanagan is teaming up with Netflix once again for horror series The Midnight Club, which is based on Christopher Pike’s novels.
Flanagan has announced the cast which includes Nightmare On Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp. She will star alongside Sauriyan Sapkota, Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, William Chris Sumpter, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan and Zach Gilford.
Here’s what Flanagan had to say –
“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.)”
“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.”
Flanagan, director of Doctor Sleep and The Haunting Of Hill House, took to Twitter to make the announcement –
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) February 1, 2021
Pike’s original 1994 novel takes place at 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 them to die would try to contact the others from beyond the grave.
The first season of The Midnight Club will consist of ten episodes.
Flanagan and Netflix have had a hugely successful partnership. Flanagan directed the movie Hush for the service before eventually making Hill House. That spawned a sequel series, The Haunting Of Bly Manor, released last year.
Flanagan has also wrapped Midnight Mass, which is expected to arrive sometime in 2021.