Midnight Mass trailer teases Mike Flanagan’s latest Netflix horror series

Last Updated on August 10, 2021

Director Mike Flanagan shot his seven episode mini-series Midnight Mass over the course of four months last year, during a time when most productions were still shut down due to the pandemic, and somehow made it through without any COVID-related interruptions. Now we're going to see the results of the hard work Flanagan and his cast and crew put into this one to get it done safely when Midnight Mass is released globally through the Netflix streaming service on September 24th. The trailer embedded above gives a preview of what Flanagan has in store for us this time around.

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 executive produced the series with Trevor Macy. Flanagan previously worked with Netflix on The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Gerald's Game. I watch everything he makes, so I can't wait to check this show out.

Some images from Midnight Mass can be seen below, along with a letter in which Flanagan admits that this series is his favorite project out of everything he has made so far.

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