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The Midnight Club Netflix - What We Know So Far

To say that Mike Flanagan has a lot going on right now would be putting it lightly. A current top name in the horror genre of television and movies, Flanagan had extreme success in the past with Stephen King adaptations of "Gerald's Game" and "Doctor Sleep" before finding a home for his television projects at Netflix, with both seasons of his "The Haunting" anthology series, "The Haunting of Hill House" and "The Haunting of Bly Manor," becoming hugely popular. Now he has a few more projects on the horizon, including the upcoming Netflix horror series "Midnight Mass" and a recently announced movie adaptation of the science fiction horror novel "The Season of Passage" by Christopher Pike (via Deadline).

While it's an open debate, his most exciting upcoming project might just be the adaptation of "The Midnight Club" for Netflix, based on the 1994 young adult novel also by Pike. The upcoming series is co-created by Flanagan and Leah Fong, who previously worked with Flanagan as a writer and producer on "The Haunting of Bly Manor." A mystery thriller featuring multiple different scary stories set within the main, overarching premise, the show will showcase many talented directors alongside Flanagan, and there will be ten episodes total in Season 1.

If you're excited to find out more about Flanagan's upcoming television series "The Midnight Club," here's what we know so far.

What is the release date of The Midnight Club on Netflix?

As of right now, there is no official release date for "The Midnight Club," but there are details that we know about the production process so far that could lead to a good prediction. According to Flanagan's official Twitter, "The Midnight Club" started filming Season 1 in March 2021, with the director posting a photo of a clapboard for the show on March 15, 2021. Many publications like What's On Netflix have stated that filming is intended to finish in late July of this year, though that is subject to change.

Although the wikipedia page for "The Midnight Club" lists 2021 as the release date, given this information, it's more likely that the show will not premiere on Netflix until sometime in 2022. As it's a horror series and might require some special effects and other various work in post-production, it's hard to guess how long that process might take. Fans should probably expect to see "The Midnight Club" premiere in mid-2022. In the meantime, you can look forward to the release of another Flanagan project on Netflix, "Midnight Mass," which is expected to land on the streamer during the second half of 2021, though there's been no official word yet.

Who is in the cast of The Midnight Club?

Flanagan generally likes to work with the same group of actors in many of his projects. While "The Midnight Club" is another example of this, showcasing a handful of actors from his past projects and upcoming works like "Midnight Mass," many members of the main cast are new faces.

For those who might be familiar, there's Samantha Sloyan, who plays Leigh in "The Haunting of Hill House" and appears in Flanagan's early film "Hush," as well as James Flanagan, the creator's brother, who has appeared in pretty much every one of Flanagan's past projects. "The Midnight Club" will also feature a few "Midnight Mass" actors, with both Ruth Codd and Sauriyan Sapkota making their acting debut in the first series before appearing again in "The Midnight Club." Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights") will also act in both series.

As for the new actors to be in "The Midnight Club," the list includes Adia, Aya Furukawa, William Chris Sumpter, Igby Rigney, Annarah Cymone, Matt Biedel, and Heather Langenkamp, who classic horror fans will recognize as Nancy Thompson in "Nightmare on Elm Street." No details about the actors' roles have been released yet, and more cast members are expected to be announced in the near future.

What is the plot of The Midnight Club?

Based on the 1994 novel of the same name, "The Midnight Club" will tell the story of a group of terminally ill teenagers living together at a hospice-like place called Rotterdam Home. Each night, the group meets together at midnight to tell scary stories to one another. During one of these horror-filled nights, the group makes a pact stating that whichever one of them dies first, they must do everything they can in the afterlife to contact them in the land of the living. As you can probably guess, this isn't the best idea.

Along with this book, the show is also expected to take from more of Pike's writings. This could show up in the form of the scary stories told by the teenagers late at night, similar to the eighth episode of "The Haunting of Bly Manor," "The Romance of Certain Old Clothes," which adapts a separate Henry James story than the season's overarching tale, while also tying it into the main storyline. Flanagan also has a tendency to write stories that cover multiple time periods, with both "The Haunting of Hill House" and "The Haunting of Bly Manor" covering an expansive amount of time. This could also play into how he adapts "The Midnight Club," but we will just have to wait and see.