Venture to Crockett Island for horrors both supernatural and human in Midnight Mass. The new series from Netflix and creator Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) debuted a teaser today.
Watch it below:
“We tend to dislike mysteries. We feel uncomfortable not knowing,” the teaser begins. It follows with maybe the most intense repetition of the word Why ever. But what is Midnight Mass really about?
Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:
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 seven-episode series comes from creator and director Flanagan, who achieved previous acclaim on Netflix with Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. Along with the release of the teaser, Netflix released a personal letter from Flanagan, who identified Midnight Mass as his “favorite project so far.”
Flanagan’s letter reads, “I’m just going to admit it… Midnight Mass is my favorite project so far.
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 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.”
In addition to Gilford and Linklater, Midnight Mass also stars Kate Siegel, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Annarah Cymone, Annabeth Gish, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Igby Rigney, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas, and Michael Trucco.
Join Netflix for Midnight Mass on September 24.