Everything You Need To Know About The Midnight Club Cast, Character & Cameo Guide
The Midnight Club on Netflix features a cast of characters that are instantly likable and are held together by a strong group of young actors. The Midnight Club, a live-action version of Christopher Pike’s well-known young adult horror book, centers on a group of teens who are all confronting death at a hospice called Brightcliffe.
Residents of Brightcliffe assemble every night at midnight to share stories and make a pledge to one another: whoever passes away first must figure out a way to get in touch with the others from the hereafter and let them know what it’s like there.
The Midnight Club, like many of Mike Flanagan’s Netflix programs, deals with a lot of nuanced issues. The show’s plot is woven together with themes like existentialism, mortality, terminal illness, and what happens when someone passes away.
A cast with a deft hand and a lot of experience are required to deal with so many difficult subjects without making it feel like a completely dreary grind. Thankfully, the program has one. Here is a description of The Midnight Club’s cast.
Iman Benson as Ilonka
Ilonka, the show’s primary protagonist, is portrayed by Iman Benson in Netflix’s October 2022 release. Ilonka is a bright, ambitious teen who has been awarded an Ivy League scholarship. However, Ilonka finds herself as Brightcliffe and a member of the Midnight Club after thyroid cancer foils her ambitions. She quickly discovers that there is more to Brightcliffe than everyone thinks, as she becomes determined to live.
Audiences may be familiar with Benson from her recurring TV appearances as Tia Russell on Uncle Buck, Reagan on Alexa & Katie, and Drea on #BlackAF. The next War of the Worlds remake will have her in the lead role.
Igby Rigney as Kevin
Igby Rigney plays Kevin, a Brightcliffe inhabitant and the first person Ilonka encounters. They quickly become friends in The Midnight Club thanks to their easy chemistry and endearing conversation about his disease. Viewers may recall Rigney from F9: The Fast Saga, when he played a teenage Jesse, or from his earlier Mike Flanagan production, Midnight Mass, in which he played Warren Flynn.
The third book in his Flanagan series, The Fall of the House of Usher, is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It will be out soon.
Ruth Codd as Anya
The Midnight Club Anya is Ilonka’s reluctant roommate at Brightcliffe. Anya is all prickles—sharp-tongued, cynical, and reluctant to let anybody in—and an amputee as a result of bone cancer. But it’s all just a front to conceal how much death she’s witnessed in her brief life. The Irish actress’s debut part was in The Midnight Club, but like Rigney, she will soon be featured in The Fall of the House of Usher.
William Chris Sumpter as Spencer
Spencer, as portrayed by William Chris Sumpter, is typically the vivacious life of the party. When his religiously fundamentalist family discovered he was gay and expelled him, he wound up at Brightcliffe Hospice. The Midnight Club on Netflix is set in the 1990s, yet Spencer, an HIV-positive young man, still lives in constant terror that he’ll unintentionally infect someone else whenever he gets even a small cut.
Sumpter plays his first important role in The Midnight Club. In the past, Sumpter played the child Jamie in a Power episode and the teenager Theo in the film NYC Dreams.
Aya Furukawa as Natsuki
Aya Furukawa plays Natsuki, a patient at Brightcliff receiving ovarian cancer treatment. Natsuki struggles with mental health issues as a result of childhood trauma, which may explain why she always narrates horror stories. Furukawa was likely best known before The Midnight Club for her role as Janine Kishi in The Baby-Sitters Club. In The Terror, she played Sachiko, and in Brand New Cherry Flavor, she played a server. Her upcoming project, like that of the other cast members, is The Fall of the House of Usher.
Annarah Cymone as Sandra
Despite having terminal cancer, Sandra, as portrayed by Annarah Cymone, is a bit of an unusual fit at Brightcliffe. She can occasionally be an uptight scold and extremely naive due to her strict religious upbringing. She uses her faith to keep both her and the other patients’ spirits from dropping too low, though, because she actually cares about them. In the past, Cymone’s breakthrough performance came in Mike Flanagan’s vampire-centered film Midnight Mass.
Sauriyan Sapkota as Amesh
Amesh, a glioblastoma patient from Sauriyan Sapkota, was up until Ilonka, the group’s “new child.” He is the group’s joker and class clown, in addition to being an avid gamer. Despite his lighthearted demeanour, Amesh shares the same compassion for the other patients as the other members of The Midnight Club. His first acting job was in The Midnight Club, and his next one will be in The Fall of the House of Usher.
Adia as Cheri
The group is puzzled by Adia’s character, Cheri Cheri. She certainly comes from a wealthy family, but it might be difficult to discern when she is telling the truth or making things up because of the wonderful tales she tells about her parents and the discrepancies in her experiences. All of this is a cover for the fact that her wealthy and active parents abandoned her in Brightcliffe as soon as she received her fatal prognosis. Adia’s sole and only acting job to date is in Mike Flanagan’s film The Midnight Club.
Heather Langenkamp as Dr. Georgina Stanton
The lovable but mysterious Dr. Georgina Stanton, who oversees Brightcliffe, is played by the legendary Heather Langenkamp. She appears to be hiding information from her patients, even though she clearly cares about them. Naturally, Langenkamp is well-known to horror aficionados as Nancy Thompson, the final girl in the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. She played characters in the 1980s comedies Just the Ten of Us and Growing Pains, as well as in American Horror Story and Star Trek Into Darkness later in life.
The Midnight Club Supporting Cast & Characters
Mark, played by Zach Gilford plays Mark, is a nurse practitioner at Brightcliffe. He can be a bit of a nag, which causes the locals to roll their eyes, but he sincerely cares for his charges. Despite having a lengthy acting background, Gilford is most recognized for his role as Matt Saracen in Friday Night Lights. Additionally, he played Riley Flynn in Off the Map, The Mob Doctor, L.A.’s Finest, and, of course, Midnight Mass. The Fall of the House of Usher will feature him next.
Tim Pawluk is played by Matt Biedel. Ilonka’s foster father, Tim, is portrayed by Matt Biedel in The Midnight Club. Tim is a struggling blue-collar worker who only cares about Ilonka. Sturge was portrayed by Biedel in Midnight Mass. Prior to that, he had roles in several TV shows, including The Umbrella Academy, Altered Carbon, and Narcos: Mexico.
Shasta is a naturopathic healer who lives close to Brightcliffe Hospice, and Samantha Sloyan plays her. Ilonka embarks on her quest for improvement after a fortuitous encounter in the woods. Sloyan, like the majority of others on the list, has acted in a number of Flanagan projects, such as The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass, and The Fall of the House of Usher, which came after The Midnight Club. She is well-known to non-horror viewers because of her work on Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy.
Rahul Kohli as Vincent: Vincent is a fictional character created in one of Amesh’s stories in The Midnight Club, and he is portrayed by another Flanagan alumnus, Rahul Kohli. Kohli has previously made appearances in The Haunting of Bly Manor and Midnight Mass. He made his name portraying Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti in iZombie and has since appeared in Supergirl and the Harley Quinn animated series as Scarecrow. The Fall of the House of Usher is where he will next join the others on this list.