Mike Flanagan Netflix Horror 'Something Is Killing The Children': Everything We Know So Far

Mike Flanagan Netflix Horror 'Something Is Killing The Children': Everything We Know So Far

The Boom! Studios horror comic is being developed into a series by Flanagan along with Trevor Macy who gave us some hit horror series and movies on Netflix.

Mike Flanagan is coming back yet again with another horror project on Netflix. Following the success of The Haunting series, the short series Midnight Mass, and also the upcoming horror-mystery series The Midnight Club, he is set to be a part of another horror series.

The Boom! Studios horror comic, Something is Killing the Children is being developed into a series by Flanagan along with Trevor Macy who brought us movie adaptations of Stephen King works like Doctor Sleep and Gerald's Game. The ongoing series is one of the biggest indie comic series that was first released in September 2019. Here's what you need to know about the adaptation that is sure to take the world by storm.


What Is The Plot Of Something Is Killing The Children Series?

The comic series currently has three volumes of content to work with for the adaptation. As per the Boom! Studios synopsis, the story of the horror series is as follows: "When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories—impossible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done."

The comic is written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Werther Dell'Edera. This will also form the premise of the series even though Netflix has not commented on the same, as per The Hollywood Reporter


Who Is Cast In Something Is Killing The Children?

There has been little to no news about the progress of the adaptation. But a Flanagan production has its usual suspects. Any Flanagan project has featured his wife, Kate Siegel. Additionally, Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, among a few others, are also usually cast in his projects. We may be seeing these familiar faces in this new project as well, with Siegel playing the role of Slaughter. There has been no confirmation yet.

We do, however, know that Stephen Christy, Boom! 's president of development, Ross Richie, CEO, and head of TV, Mark Ambrose, will be executively producing the show. Tynion and Dell'Edera will act as co-executive producers along with Intrepid's Adam Fasullo.

When Will Something Is Killing The Children Be Released?

The show is being developed as a limited series at first. Depending on its success, it can be renewed for more seasons. As of now, the pilot of the show is under production. If things go smoothly, we can be looking at a release in late 2022. 

Is There An Official Trailer?

Since the series is still in the pre-production stages, there is no trailer yet. There is, however, the trailer for the comic series that you can watch here:


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