The seven-episode limited series follows Flanagan’s hit show The Haunting Of Hill House and will be premiering worldwide next month on the streaming platform.
The story takes place on Crockett Island and focuses on a community divided as a disgraced young man returns, and a charismatic priest arrives on the island as strange events start to occur.
Here’s the trailer:
The official Midnight Mass synopsis reads:
“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?”
Flanagan, who also directed the 2017 Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game, teased his new project in a letter to fans shared on Twitter:
“As a former altar boy, about to celebrate 3 years of sobriety, it’s hard not to see what makes this so personal. The ideas at the root of this show scare me to my core,”
“There is darkness at 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.”
“I hope you enjoy our song.”
This one is special. Cannot wait for you to see it. pic.twitter.com/z7elBvERSb
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) August 9, 2021
Last year, Flanagan teased his progress on Revival, a new Stephen King film adaptation, calling it “relentlessly dark” material:
“What I love about it is it’s a return to cosmic horror, which I think is so fun,”
“It is relentlessly dark and cynical and I’m enjoying the hell out of that.”
“This one was a really fun piece of material for me because I get to be like, ‘Oh you want a dark ending? Cool, get ready.’”
Midnight Mass will premiere on Netflix on September 24th.