Mike Flanagan confirmed on Twitter that he would be helming all seven episodes of the spooky new series called 'Midnight Mass.'
Mike Flanagan has made quite a name for himself in the world of horror, especially after he created and directed the superhit first season of The Haunting of Hill House. Recently, he confirmed that he is going to direct seven-episodes of the new Netflix series Midnight Mass, reports Comicbook. The audience has quickly become accustomed to his style after he delivered movies like Oculus, Hush, and Gerald's Game, more specifically because of the emotional depth he infuses in his storytelling. This was evident when he moved to the small screen with The Haunting of Hill House in 2018. Along with the Netflix series, Flanagan regaled audiences with the sequel to Stephen King's The Shining with Doctor Sleep.
Heading back to Vancouver to finish THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, and to start MIDNIGHT MASS. 2020 is already shaping up to be pretty damn busy... can’t wait to show y’all what we’re up to.— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) January 4, 2020
News about Midnight Mass was announced in July 2019, but not much focus was given after that as Flanagan was gearing up for the release of Doctor Sleep. Now, Flanagan took to Twitter to confirm that he would direct Midnight Mass. He wrote: Heading back to Vancouver to finish The Haunting of Bly Manor, and to start Midnight Mass. 2020 is already shaping up to be pretty damn busy... can’t wait to show y’all what we’re up to. Understandably, fans were excited to see what is in store for them in The Haunting of Bly Manor, which is the next installment in what appears to be a Haunting anthology series following 2018s The Haunting of Hill House. There were others who were disappointed to see that Flanagan would direct only one episode, with the rest being given to other filmmakers. But lucky for us, we will get to see his creative genius and his signature style of storytelling with Midnight Mass.
Only directing one episode of BLY, we brought in some awesome filmmakers to helm it. But I’m directing all episodes of MIDNIGHT MASS.— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) January 4, 2020
He confirmed on Twitter, saying: Only directing one episode of Bly, we brought in some awesome filmmakers to helm it. But I’m directing all episodes of Midnight Mass. According to Collider, the plot of Midnight Mass as reported by Deadline states, "Midnight Mass follows an isolated island community that experiences miraculous events — and frightening omens — after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest." Other than that there has been no information regarding the cast, or production photos to give us a sense of what this series entails.
Post the announcement of Midnight Mass, a fan asked Flanagan if it was based on the book that showed up in HUSH and Gerald’s Game? To which Flanagan confirmed that it was indeed the same. Talk about an Easter egg reveal!
Midnight Mass? Based on the book that showed up in HUSH and Gerald’s Game?— Will Tarpley (@tarpwill) January 4, 2020
Adapted from Shirley Jackson's novel, season one of The Haunting of Hill House follows a family who grew up in what would become the most famous haunted house in the country. As adults, they are forced to confront haunting memories of their old home; some which lurk in their mind and others that stalk the shadows of Hill House.
The second season of the show takes place at Bly mansion, an old country mansion. The Haunting of Bly Manor is based on Henry James's 1898 psychological gothic horror novella The Turn of the Screw. It revolves around two young orphans who are looked after by a governess and it is narrated by her.