The creator of 'Haunting of Hill House' returns with a chilling horror Netflix series.
A third season of the 'Haunting' series is still nowhere in sight, but fans shouldn't worry because Mike Flanagan is back with a new terrifying entry, 'Midnight Mass.'
The upcoming show will premiere ahead of Halloween and will bring us to a desolate town on a faraway island.
Mike Flanagan revealed that 'Midnight Mass' is his favorite project so far as it draws inspiration from his real-life experience as an altar boy and a man celebrating sobriety.
Here is everything you need to know about 'Midnight Mass,' including release date, plot, cast, trailer, and more.
'Midnight Mass' will release on Netflix on Friday 24th September 2021. The series will have seven episodes which will drop all at once on the premiere schedule.
The series was supposed to enter production in March 2020 but got halted due to the pandemic. They managed to resume filming in August that year.
By December 2020, writer-director Mike Flanagan gave us great news announcing that the series has finally wrapped filming.
'Midnight Mass' reflects Mike Flanagan's signature of brooding horror and drama.
The series takes place in Crockett Island, an isolated community plagued by some mysterious sinister force. The story centers around a charming but mysterious priest and a downtrodden young man. Their arrival to the island seems to have deeper connections with the evil force that's inhabiting the neighborhood.
Flanagan took his experiences as an altar boy at New York’s Governors Island and incorporated this into the series.
"As a former altar boy, about to celebrate 3 years of sobriety, it's not hard to see what makes this so personal. The ideas at the root of this show scare me to my core," Flanagan said in a statement.
Here is the official synopsis as per Netflix:
"Midnight Mass tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater). When Father Paul's appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community – but do these miracles come at a price?"
'Good Girls' actor Zach Gilford stars as Riley Flynn, the disgraced young man who returns to Crockett Island at the same time with the charismatic but mysterious priest Father Paul, played by 'Legion' actor Hamish Linklater.
Expect a few familiar faces as a few cast from the 'Haunting' series will also be joining the 'Midnight Mass'. They are Katie Segel, Rahul Kohli, Henry Thomas, Alex Essoe, Annabeth Gish, Robert Longstreet, and Samantha Sloyan.
The rest of the cast list include:
Annabeth Gish as Dr. Sarah Gunning
Kristin Lehman as Annie Flynn
Robert Longstreet as Joe Collie
Igby Rigney as Warren Flynn
We now have the official teaser and full trailer for 'Midnight Mass.' The teaser gives us a look at the isolated community and some apparitions of the haunting works of evil. The official trailer introduced us to Riley and the mysterious priest.
Check out the chilling teaser below.
Although some of the cast members from the 'Haunting' series will appear in 'Midnight Mass,' Mike Flanagan made it clear multiple times that the shows are not connected.
'Midnight Mass' is a totally original story. However, the overall feel of the series and the upcoming show is noteworthily similar.
Are you excited about 'Midnight Mass'? Let us know in the comments!