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Netflix's The Midnight Club - 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. He's certainly kept busy, as he's since released the Netflix horror series "Midnight Mass" and is currently working on a 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 recent project might just be the adaptation of "The Midnight Club" for Netflix, based on the 1994 young adult novel also by Pike. The series was 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 showcases many talented directors alongside Flanagan, and there are ten episodes total in Season 1.

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

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" features a few "Midnight Mass" actors, with both Ruth Codd and Sauriyan Sapkota having made their acting debut in the first series before appearing again in "The Midnight Club." Zach Gilford ("Friday Night Lights") also acts in both series.

As for the new actors 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." 

What is the plot of The Midnight Club?

Based on the 1994 novel of the same name, "The Midnight Club" tells 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.