Midnight Mass: Mike Flanagan’s next Netflix show starts filming

The Haunting of Hiill House - Mike Flanagan (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
The Haunting of Hiill House - Mike Flanagan (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) /

Mike Flanagan tweeted that Midnight Mass production has begun

Midnight Mass, the new Netflix series, has started production in Canada!

Does Mike Flanagan have the magic touch or maybe a four-leaf clover somewhere? Because he’s sure got some kind of luck.

First, he was able to get post-production done on The Haunting of Bly Manor, a.k.a. The Haunting season 2, even during the pandemic.

Now, Flanagan announced Midnight Mass production began this week.

For fans of the director and creator, this is a bit of good and exciting news, which, let’s face it, has been pretty sparse lately.

Mostly I’m just trying to figure out how he’s doing it when other popular Netflix series, like Stranger Things and Grace and Frankie, haven’t been able to start filming again yet. Likely, the rules for production are a little bit different in Canada, as the novel coronavirus is much more under control in and around Vancouver.

We don’t know much about what the storyline of Midnight Mass will be yet, but there is a short description on Netflix:

"“A community experiences miraculous events and frightening omens after a mysterious priest’s arrival.”"

We also know who some of the Midnight Mass cast will be, including familiar faces from The Haunting of Hill House like Robert Longstreet, Annabeth Gish, Henry Thomas and Kate Siegel, who is married to Flanagan.

Midnight Mass isn’t to be confused with another “midnight” series Netflix project Flanagan has in the works, which is The Midnight Club. That will be an adaptation of a young adult novel of the same name written by Christopher Pike.

Unless the pandemic halts Midnight Mass production, we can hope for a 2021 release date, but of course, we’ll keep you posted with any updates.

In the more immediate future, watch out for some news about The Haunting of Bly Manor, which should be released on Netflix sometime this fall.

Stay tuned for more information!

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