A small island plagued by supernatural phenomena, this is the premise of “Midnight Mass”, the new horrific attempt by Mike Flanagan on the Netflix platform. A first teaser has just been unveiled in addition to the upload date.
Midnight mass : fourth collaboration between Netflix and Mike Flanagan
We will never tire of saying all the good things we think of Mike Flanagan, a great creator who officiates in the genre, generally on the Netflix side. The masterpiece The Haunting of Hill House then The Haunting of Bly Manor have proven that he is also very strong when touching in serial format. No reason to stop therefore, and his next test for the platform is titled Midnight mass. An original production which will situate its plot on Crockett Island. The locals, used to living away from the world, see landfall in their daily life a mysterious priest. His arrival strangely coincides with the start of disturbing events.
We will not know much more for the moment and the first teaser which has just been unveiled takes care of setting the mood rather than unpacking the main lines of the plot. Which is not bad, since in a little over a minute, we discover a heavy atmosphere, with multiple fantastic eruptions.
The most personal project of its author
Difficult to fully advance on Midnight mass but we think we will find what we like about Mike Flanagan with these first images. To know a use of horrific motives which come to underline rational evils. The director / screenwriter / producer does not want to frighten the public for free, he always uses the genre as a lever which participates in the emotional development of his stories. In a tweet, Mike Flanagan explains that this series is his favorite work to date, because he was able to exploit personal elements that are close to his heart.
In addition to the teaser, a release date has been unveiled. The entire series will be uploaded on September 24. We can find some actors already known in the galaxy of Mike Flanagan: his wife Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas or Rahul Kohli. The role of the disturbing priest will be played by Zach Gilford and Hamish Linklater will play the main character.