Mike Flanagan is back with another horror series for Netflix. Following critical acclaim, Midnight Mass (and The Haunting of Hill House), Flanagan returns with a 10-episode adaptation by Christopher Pike The Midnight Club. (As well as a few of the author’s other works for good measure.) The show will feature a group of terminally ill teenagers who trade horrific ghost stories and meet their own people. Judging by the trailer, it has all the terrifying elements Flanagan fans have come to expect. Although, sadly, no Hamish Linklater delivers moving sermons to usher in the ways of the vampires this time around. (Sorry, Midnight Mass Fans.)
According Variety, the main cast includes Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, William Chris Sumpter and Sauriyan Sapkota as members of the Midnight Club. In addition to creating the series and acting as showrunner, Flanagan would have directed the first two episodes while his The Haunting of Bly Manor Contributor Leah Fong handled writing duties.
Here is the official synopsis:
In a hospice with a mysterious history, the eight members of the Midnight Club gather every night at midnight to tell grim tales – and search for signs of the supernatural beyond. A new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass), and Leah Fong, based on the creative work of bestselling author Christopher Pike.
The Midnight Club begins streaming October 7 on Netflix.