Notable horror director Mike Flanagan is re-teaming with Netflix to direct every episode of their upcoming series, Midnight Mass.
It seems like director Mike Flanagan can do no wrong these days. After bringing us the remarkable Netflix horror series, The Haunting of Hill House, and the well-received sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, Flanagan is returning with a new horror series called Midnight Mass.
He is already slated to work on season two of Hill House, which will be titled Haunting of Bly Manor, but he’ll also direct every episode of Netflix’s Midnight Mass.
According to a tweet from Flanagan himself, filming on Haunting of Bly Manor is almost finished. Soon, he’ll be able to focus all of his attention on Midnight Mass. The tweet is great news for horror fans. It means there is a good chance we could see both series premiere on Netflix sometime this year.
According to a report from Collider, Midnight Mass is about “An isolated island community experiences miraculous events — and frightening omens — after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.”
During his impromptu Twitter Q&A, Flanagan revealed he only directed one episode of Bly Manor but will direct all episodes of Midnight Mass.
For eagle-eyed Flanagan fans, you may have seen a reference to the series in two of his older projects, Hush and Gerald’s Game. A book titled Midnight Mass appeared in both films, and Flanagan has confirmed the novel is related to the upcoming series.
That means the accomplished director has had this story on the back burner for some time now. In fact, it almost seems like he’s taking a page out of Stephen King’s book and creating a shared horror universe.
Personally, I’m very excited to see what he does next. In my opinion, Flanagan is one of the most creative and compelling directors in the genre right now.
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No release date has yet been set for Midnight Mass but it will begin filming this year.