The creators of Bly Manor and Haunting of the Hill House once again reunited to work on a brand new project “Midnight Mass”. And now that the production of the film has reached its final phase the director has revealed major details about it. But now the question arises, who is in the cast of Midnight Mass? And when will the show be released?
Mike’s projects usually consist of the same cast and crew with a few changes here and there. And this time too the director has kept up with the same pattern. Midnight Mass will be released very soon in September! The show was teased shortly after Bly Manor’s premiere but now we finally know more about the upcoming series’ details.
The show will consist of 7 episodes and they will all drop on Netflix at the same time! Moreover, the director has made it quite clear that the upcoming series will not serve as a threequel to the 2 part anthology series (Bly Manor and The Haunting of Hill House). Although you’ll get to see similar cast members but their characters will be entirely different.
Will Midnight Mass get a sequel? You’ll read all about it in detail below. So, let’s commence!
Midnight Mass Release Date
The Midnight Mass will release worldwide on 24th September 2021 on Netflix. The series will have 7 episodes in total. It is expected to do well because it is dropping just at the time of Halloween.
As mentioned earlier you’ll yet again get to see familiar faces in Midnight Mass. The confirmed cast members include:
- Zach Gilford
- Kate Siegel
- Hamish Linklater as Father Paul
- Annabeth Gish
- Michael Trucco
- Samantha Sloyan
- Henry Thomas
- Rahul Abburi as Ali Hassan
- Crystal Balint
- Matt Biedel
- Alex Essoe
- Rahul Kohli
- Kristin Lehman
- Robert Longstreet
- Igby Rigney
- Annarah Shephard
Their character details are not properly known. So, we’ll have to wait for more trailers or for the show to release. However the stellar cast is coming to rule the screens, that is for sure!
Midnight Mass is written by Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegal, Anna Beth Gish, and Alex Issoe. The 7 part series will explore the genre of horror just like the previous Mike’s projects.the official plot synopsis for the show is given below:
“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?”
The inhabitants of Crocket Island already have problems to deal with and these problems get worse after the arrival of 2 people; one is a mysterious priest (Father Paul played by Hamish Linklater) and the other one is a young man (Matt Saracen played by Zach Gilford). As the priest comes to the land the people become religious but just when this sudden change happens, the island becomes prone to catastrophes.
Main Theme of Midnight Mass
The main theme of the story is “faith”. Something which almost every being on earth has but the director has given a good plot twist to this element. And Mike himself has admitted that Midnight Mass is very close to his heart. In an interview he said:
“As a former altar boy, about to celebrate 3 years of sobriety, it’s not hard to see what makes this so personal. The ideas at the root of this show scare me to my core.”
“There is darkness air work on Crockett Island. Some of it is supernatural, but the scariest is born of human nature. The darkness that animates this story isn’t hard to see in our own world, unfortunately.”
“But this show is about something else as well.. faith itself. One of the great mysteries of human nature. How even in the darkness, in the worst of it, in the absence of light — and hope — we sing,”
Some keen fans focused on the word “sing” because in the sentence it doesn’t make any sense. However no one was able to get to the core of it so we are left with no choice but to wait till September!
Midnight Mass Trailer
On August 9th Netflix finally dropped the much awaited trailer. You can watch it on Youtube or on Mike’s official twitter account. The eerie vibes that the trailer has, will be enough to send chills down your spine.
And Midnight Mass is definitely scarier than all of Mike’s projects combined. So, brace yourself!