Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for its new horror series Midnight Mass, which comes from Mike Flanagan, the director of The Haunting of Hill House. The new series is set on Crockett Island, an isolated island town that experiences extraordinary events and frightening omens following the appearance of a charismatic, enigmatic young priest.
Flanagan is the writer, director, and executive producer on the series, and the cast includes Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights, The Purge: Anarchy), Kate Siegel (The Haunting of Hill House), and Hamish Linklater (Legion) set in lead roles. Joining them are Annabeth Gish (The Haunting of Hill House), Michael Trucco (Hunter-Killer), Samantha Sloyan (Grey’s Anatomy), Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House), Rahul Abburi (Killer Ransom), Crystal Balint (The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco), Matt Biedel (Altered Carbon), Alex Essoe (Doctor Sleep), Rahul Kohli (Supergirl), Kristin Lehman (The Chronicles of Riddick), Robert Longstreet (Doctor Sleep), Igby Rigney (Blue Bloods) and Annarah Shephard.
The Haunting of Hill House was brilliant and I love its first season more than the second, Flanagan also worked on movies such as Doctor Sleep and Gerald’s Game, both of which were excellent. Flanagan is a gifted filmmaker and a fabulous storyteller. So this project also seems brilliant.
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?”
Midnight Mass premieres on Netflix on September 24.