The Netflix streaming service has just unveiled teaser trailers for two high-profile genre shows they have coming our way: Mike Flanagan‘s The Midnight Club, based on the 1994 novel by Christopher Pike (buy it HERE), and the anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. The trailer for The Midnight Club, which is coming to Netflix on October 7th, can be seen in the embed above, while the trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, which will be released sometime later this year, can be seen at the bottom of this article.
Christopher Pike’s The Midnight Club novel takes place
at Rotterdam Home, a hospice for terminally ill teenagers. A group of patients begin to gather together at midnight to share scary stories. They eventually make a pact that whichever of them dies first will contact the others from beyond the grave.
Flanagan has written the adaptation with Leah Fong, Elan Gale, James Flanagan, and Chinaka Hodge. Flanagan and Fong are also executive producing the show with Trevor Macy and Julia Bicknell. The Midnight Club series stars Adia, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, William Chris Sumpter, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Shephard, and Sauriyan Sapkota as the terminally ill teens. They’re joined in the cast by Zach Gilford, Samantha Sloyan, and Matt Biedel, with Heather Langenkamp on board as a enigmatic doctor.
Created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities is also being executive produced by J. Miles Dale, who serves as co-showrunner with del Toro, and Gary Ungar. Regina Corrado is the co-executive producer. Here’s a list of confirmed writers, directors, and cast members:
Essie Davis (The Babadook), Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead; Penguin Bloom) and Hannah Galway (Sex/Life) star in an episode written (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro) and directed by Jennifer Kent (The Babadook; The Nightingale)
Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Mythic Quest; Homeland; Amadeus), Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Fargo; The Wire) and Luke Roberts (Ransom; Black Sails) will appear in an episode written by David S. Goyer (Dark City; The Dark Knight; Batman Begins) (based on a short story by Michael Shea), and directed by David Prior (The Empty Man; AM1200).
Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator; Bread & Roses; Euphoria), Demetrius Grosse (Fear The Walking Dead; Boon; Lovecraft Country) and Sebastian Roché (The Man in the High Castle; The Young Pope) star in an episode written by Regina Corrado (Deadwood; The Strain) (based on an original story by Guillermo del Toro); and directed by Guillermo Navarro (Godfather of Harlem; Narcos)
Crispin Glover (Rivers Edge; Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland; American Gods; Back To The Future; Willard; Charlie’s Angels) and Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone; Westworld; The Punisher) star in an episode written by Lee Patterson (Curve; The Colony) (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft) and directed by Keith Thomas (Firestarter; The Vigil)
Peter Weller (upcoming The Colosseum; Naked Lunch; Star Trek Into Darkness; Robocop) stars in an episode directed by Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), who also writes along with Aaron Stewart-Ahn
Mika Watkins (Origin; Black Mirror; Troy: Fall of a City) writes an episode (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft) directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen; Lords of Dogtown; Twilight); with cast to be announced
David Hewlett (SEE, The Shape of Water; Stargate: Atlantis) cast in an episode written (based on a short story by Henry Kuttner) and directed by Vincenzo Natali (In The Tall Grass; Splice; Cube; Hannibal)
Haley Z. Boston (Brand New Cherry Flavor) serves as writer of an episode (based on a short story by comic book author Emily Carroll) directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night; Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon; The Bad Batch) with cast to be confirmed
Rupert Grint of the Harry Potter franchise is also in the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
I am looking forward to both of these shows and will definitely be checking them out as soon as they’re available on Netflix. Will you be watching The Midnight Club and/or Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities? Let us know by leaving a comment below.