Mike Flanagan, director of Doctor Sleep and creator of Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House, has a number of spectral irons within the horror style hearth proper now, notably the sequence, Midnight Mass. Nonetheless, whereas COVID pressured the collective business to crawl at a snail’s tempo (when not frozen altogether), it seems that manufacturing has commenced for the brand new sequence.
Using the tweeted picture of a title-marked clapperboard, Flanagan introduced right this moment that Midnight Mass is formally on Day 1 of manufacturing. Netflix initially ordered a seven-episode inaugural season for the sequence again in July 2019. Whereas Flanagan and firm had been eyeing a spring begin in Vancouver earlier than the pandemic pushed issues again, plainly an all-clear of some type has been given, and the sequence is lastly making progress.
Whereas particulars on the plot stay shrouded, the present’s early logline describes a sequence that can firmly reside inside Flanagan’s nightmarish ghostly wheelhouse with, “an remoted island group experiences miraculous occasions – and horrifying omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious younger priest.” Certainly, Flanagan received’t be reinventing the tonal wheel with Midnight Mass, particularly having forged The Haunting of Hill Home alumni in Kate Siegel (his spouse, who steadily seems in his tasks,) and Henry Thomas. They be a part of fully-announced forged consisting of names akin to Zach Gilford, Annabeth Gish and Hamish Linklater.
Flanagan is clearly on fairly the roll with the haunted style, notably having adopted within the footsteps of Stanley Kubrick to direct and write this previous November’s movie adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining sequel, Physician Sleep. Certainly, confirmed plans have lengthy been within the works for him to conjure a brand new anthology season of The Haunting of Hill Home, this one manifesting as The Haunting of Bly Manor, which adapts Henry James’s groundbreaking 1898 novella, The Flip of the Screw, and can give attention to the ghost-addled ordeal of the titular creepy property’s new governess, performed by returning Hill Home co-star Victoria Pedretti. Whereas Flanagan made his directorial debut with 2000 coming-of-age drama Makebelieve, his present horror style success began snowballing with 2013’s Oculus, which starred Karen Gillan, after which he dealt with 2016 releases Hush and Earlier than I Wake and 2017’s Ouija: Origin of Evil. He’s additionally reportedly anticipated to tackle one other King-conceived movie challenge in novel Revival.