Mike Flanagan Starts Cameras Rolling On ‘Midnight Mass’ For Netflix

Mike Flanagan–one of horror’s busiest and most highly respected filmmakers–this week started his latest Netflix project in earnest.

The writer/director announced on his Twitter page–along with a set photo of Day One that can be seen below–that production has begun on Midnight Mass for the streamer, as reported by comicbook.com.

At this early stage, what is known is that Midnight Mass is slated to be a seven-episode mini-series to air on Netflix. It also was announced that Flanagan will direct all seven episodes, and will act as executive producer alongside Trevor Macy.

The series, according to the official synopsis, will focus on an “isolated island community that experiences miraculous events–and frightening omens–after the arrival of a charismatic, young priest.”

No further information on the production schedule was revealed, but the cast–as reported here in Horror News Network–will include Kate Siegel (The Haunting of Hill House), Zach Gilford (The Purge: Anarchy), Hamish Linklater (Legion), Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Annabeth Gish, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Henry Thomas, Rahul Abburi, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Annarah Shephard and Igby Rigney.

Flanagan reportedly started writing Midnight Mass when his 2013 film Oculus was in pre-production. And then he proceeded to slip a couple of “Easter eggs” for Midnight Mass into 2016’s Hush and 2017’s Gerald’s Game.

Other notable horror movies on the filmmaker’s impressive resume include Absentia (2011) and last year’s Doctor Sleep. Flanagan also has worked with Netflix before on the well-received The Haunting of Hill House and its second season, The Haunting of Bly Manor, which is slated to hit Netflix later this year.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any additional details on the progress of Midnight Mass.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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