Netflix adds some more horror to their library as we sneak into the scary season. Their latest terrifying series Midnight Mass just dropped a trailer and it looks like we can add one more spooky hit to our list. From Netflix and Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House, Chasing Bly Manor) comes another anxiety-filled binge session, and if their combined track record is anything to consider, Midnight Mass is going to scare us the way we like to be scared.
The new series will debut on Netflix on September 24, 2021. Midnight Mass is directed by Mike Flanagan and we’ve got our first sneak peek of the series with all-new footage, arriving just in time to get into a Halloween spirit.
The premise of Midnight Miss tells the story of a small, isolated island community. The island community is no paradise at all, and things get worse when a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) returns, as does the arrival of a charismatic priest (HamishLinklater). When Father Paul’s appearance on Crockett Island brings unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, the community now considers their newfound taste a gift from God. But is there more to the story, do these miracles come at a price?
The seven-episode series also stars Kate Siegel, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Annarah Cymone, Annabeth Gish, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Igby Rigney, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas and Michael Trucco. The series is executive produced by Flanagan and Trevor Macy for: Intrepid photos.
The trailer shows us that Flanagan has a unique and special take on horror storytelling. It also tells us that Netflix believes not only in this genre, but also in his storytelling. Recently Flanagan has this to say about the new series. “It is impossible to separate the Bible as a book from horror literature. It has everything in it, it is open and unashamed to embrace supernatural, horrific events left and right. Even the hero of the story – God, the embodiment of love, drowns the world when it gets angry enough in the Old Testament”
Flanagan was raised Catholic and served as an altar boy in his parishes on Governors Island in New York and Bowie, Maryland. It is clear that its history has greatly inspired the story and the setting. “This isn’t just about Catholicism, it’s about the traditions of all our religions, especially religions that go back to ancient times,” Flanagan said. “The ancient world was a bloody and violent and terrifying place where we didn’t understand nature or the weather, or whether we would live through the night or the season. And every natural feature of the planet could be made to feel like a supernatural attack. “
What do you think after seeing the new trailer? Does it look like we have another hit on our hands? Based on the latter two, Netflix will likely work on more horror projects in the future.