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.
Day 1… here we go. pic.twitter.com/dnMf7wKXk1
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) August 17, 2020
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.