Midnight Mass promo finds Mike Flanagan discussing the making of the series


Director / executive producer Mike Flanagan‘s seven episode mini-series Midnight Mass was released globally through the Netflix streaming service on September 24th, and in the featurette embedded above you can hear Flanagan and his fellow executive producer Trevor Macy talk about the origins of the show and what they hoped to achieve with it.

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?

Gilford and Linklater are joined in the cast by Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Annabeth Gish, Robert Longstreet, Alex Essoe, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Igby Rigney, and Annarah Cymone.

Essoe has said that “in a nutshell”, the show is like

Salem’s Lot meets The Perfect Storm. A sleepy little island community of staunch Catholics, and their belief is their undoing. I’ll put it that way. I won’t say anything about what character I’m playing because it’s such a great surprise. I can’t really go on about that one…If I do it right, you won’t know it’s me.”

Flanagan previously worked with Netflix on The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Gerald’s Game, and even though I was a fan of those projects (and of Flanagan’s work in general), I haven’t watched Midnight Mass yet. It’s not due to lack of interest, it’s because I’m waiting to watch it with friends. So I’m going to be a bit behind on this one.

Have you watched Midnight Mass? Let us know what you thought of the show by leaving a comment below. Our own Alex Maidy had the chance to take an early look at it and gave the series a 9/10 review. You can read that HERE.


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