'Haunting of Hill House' writer is working on new horror series called 'Midnight Mass'
Mike Flanagan, the creator of The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep, and Gerald's Game, is reportedly working on a brand-new horror TV series entitled 'Midnight Mass.'
The series is allegedly based on a fictional book which appeared in Flanagan's slasher-movie-with-a-twist Hush. The main character Madison (played by Kate Siegel) can be seen holding the lurid paperback in one scene, which in hindsight appears to be a reference to the upcoming project.
Flanagan himself confirmed the project in a recent tweet, telling his many followers that: "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. [sic]"
The Haunting of Bly Manor has cast its lead, check out the video below for the reveal:
When one of Flanagan's followers retweeted him to ask: "Midnight Mass? Based on the book that showed up in HUSH and Gerald’s Game?", Flanagan answered simply: "The very same. "
Per Empire magazine, Flanagan is producing the series with his longtime partner Trevor Macy for Netflix, and the first season will consist of seven episodes, with Flanagan writing, directing and serving as executive producer alongside Macy.
Although no information about the series has been officially revealed yet, a synopsis has appeared on the show's IMDB page, which states: "An isolated island community experiences miraculous events - and frightening omens - after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest."
Watch the chilling trailer for 'The Haunting of Hill House', if you dare:
Flanagan and Macy are also working on a follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House: this time based on the book The Haunting of Bly Manor. However, if you're ever planning on rewatching the first season of Hill House, then make sure you keep your eyes peeled and stay on the lookout for these 10 fascinating easter eggs you probably missed the first time.