Netflix releases chilling trailer for new horror series from Haunting Of Hill House creator
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Netflix has released the horrifying first trailer for its upcoming series, Midnight Club.
Arriving just in time for Halloween, the series comes from the creator of The Haunting of Hill House, meaning there are already very high hopes.
The Netflix series is a television adaptation of the 1994 novel of the same name written by Christopher Pike, and will follow eight young hospice patients who meet up each midnight to tell sinister stories.
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Mike Flanagan created the series alongside Leah Fong and the former will serve as showrunner.
The official Netflix description reads: “Inside a hospice for terminally ill teens, members of an exclusive club make a chilling pact: The first to die must send a sign from beyond the grave."
Flanagan has become the unofficial master of Netflix horror following the success of his 2020 series The Haunting of Bly Manor and the hit mini-series Midnight Mass.
The latter focused on a community that experienced weird events and scary omens after a mysterious priest’s arrival while the former - the follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House - focused on a young American au pair who moved into a supernatural manor in the English countryside.
The Midnight Club will consist of 10 episodes and was first announced in May 2020. Flanagan shared his initial excitement at the time and revealed he had been ‘brainstorming’ an adaptation of the novel since he was a youngster.
He tweeted: “I began brainstorming an adaptation of THE MIDNIGHT CLUB as a teenager, so this is a dream come true. It’s an honor to introduce a new generation of young horror fans to the world of Christopher Pike. #christopherpike #midnightclub."
The cast includes Iman Benson, Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, William Chris Sumpter, and Sauriyan Sapkota.
I've been dreaming of this project since I was a teenager, and I cannot wait to embark on yet another adventure with my @intrepid partner in crime (and television) Trevor Macy, as well as the fantastic crew we've been cultivating. More to come as we get closer to shooting.— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) February 1, 2021
The full lineup was announced in February 2021, with production commencing the following month in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Flanagan once again shared the excitement for the series and the impact the book had on him as a teenager. “I’ve been dreaming of this project since I was a teenager, and I cannot wait to embark on yet another adventure with my @intrpid partner in crime (and television Trevor Macy, as well as the fantastic crew we’ve been cultivating.”
The Midnight Club drops 7 October.
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