What Story Will ‘The Midnight Club’ Tell?
The anthology series, which is based on a novel written by Christopher Pike, follows a group of teenagers living in Rotterdam Home, a hospice for the terminally ill. The friends bond over scary stories and make a pact that the first of them to die will continue to communicate with the rest.
After one of them passes away, strange things start to happen at Rotterdam Home.
“You take these teenage issues that are heightened to begin with and then you add mortality to the mix and you have a coming of age that is so acute and immediate,” co-creator Leah Fong told Vanity Fair in August 2022. These kids are just facing the prospect of their own end long before most people realize they have to. “That’s what we all do,” she says. “All of us writers, we’re creating — we’re trying to leave behind something and that’s what these kids are doing with their stories. It’s what gets us through everything. They’re creating their own ghosts, something that they can leave behind after they’re gone.”See Full Gallery