Nickelodeon has recently announced that they have finalised the cast of their limited series 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?'
Nickelodeon is reimagining their own version of the iconic anthology series 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' series. The cast is going to include 'Sam Ashe Arnold', 'Miya Cech', 'Tamara Smart', 'Jeremy Taylor', 'Lyliana Wray', and Rafael Casal. All of these actors might be fresh-faced but they are a bunch of young talented actors which is a major headstart in terms of performance potential. These kids definitely have the skills to thrill young audiences in the same way '90s kids did it back then.
According to Comicbook, this is what Nickelodeon shared about the reimagined limited series, "The beloved anthology series will return this October as a brand-new miniseries and follow new members of the Midnight Society as they gather around a campfire in the woods to share scary stories," the cable network announced via press release. "The miniseries will coincide with the upcoming Are You Afraid of the Dark? theatrical movie from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players’, and Nickelodeon Movies, in theaters October 2019."
Also, as mentioned in the synopsis above, there was also speculation that there is supposed to be a film adaptation of Are You Afraid of the Dark? but the movie has stopped its production for now and it has also been pulled from the release schedule over at Paramount. Deadline has also reported, saying, "The movie has since been moved out of its October 11 release date and is expected to debut later following some behind-the-scenes changes."
Gary Dauberman, in an interview with SlashFilm, said, "That show is so important to me. I didn’t want to age it down too much because for it’s time, it had some really disturbing episodes and some really dark episodes. Not every story the Midnight Society told ended with happily ever after or a person learning their lesson and it will never happen again."
He continued, saying, "I really embraced that side of things and I think it’s been a long time. I think fear is healthy for kids. I don’t think we have to always sand down the edges of things and that’s something I really wanted to do with Are You Afraid of the Dark? I think it is scary and I think kids will be scared of watching it at times, and also they’ll laugh at times. I think it’s got a great message. I think it’s got a great heart to it but it is still scary. I think that’s great. I think it’s going to open it up to a wider audience.”