What is Midnight Mass about?

MIDNIGHT MASS (L to R) ZACH GILFORD as RILEY FLYNN and HAMISH LINKLATER as FATHER PAUL in episode 102 of MIDNIGHT MASS Cr. EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX © 2021
MIDNIGHT MASS (L to R) ZACH GILFORD as RILEY FLYNN and HAMISH LINKLATER as FATHER PAUL in episode 102 of MIDNIGHT MASS Cr. EIKE SCHROTER/NETFLIX © 2021 /
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Midnight Mass is a series that many have been patiently waiting to finally arrive on Netflix.

Created by the same talented individual who brought us the original seriesThe Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, this series is sure to be one of Mike Flanagan‘s greatest masterpieces as it is cryptic, soul-crushing and altogether horrifying.

Critics certainly agree with this sentiment as they gave the series a solid 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and hailed the show for its impressive way of bringing audiences an unnerving slow burn that definitely pays off in the end.

You’ve probably been hearing all about this rave about limited series and have been wondering what exactly it’s about. We tell you everything you need to know right here so that you’re all prepared for what’s sure to leave you speechless this weekend.

What is Midnight Mass about?

After spending his time in jail for committing a heinous crime, Riley Flynn finds himself heading back to his hometown, Crockett Island, to attempt to get away from his rocky past. However, his need for normalcy is quickly uprooted by the strange happenings of this island that range from sudden disappearances to unexplained tragedies to mysterious blessings, all of which no one can seem to explain.

At the center of all these events is the meek Father Paul, and Riley won’t stop until he uncovers the unknown of his hometown and this new individual, who is certainly more than meets the eye. More on the official synopsis via IMDb right here:

"An isolated island community experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest."

The cast of Midnight Mass features a bunch of familiar actors and actresses who will deliver nothing but groundbreaking performances once again. The cast includes The Big Short‘s Hamish Linklater, who plays Father Paul; Kate Siegel as  Erin Greene; Samantha Sloyan as  Bev Keane; Rahul Kohli as  Sheriff Hassan; Annabeth Gish as Dr. Sarah Gunning; and Friday Night Lights star Zach Gilford will be playing the role of Riley Flynn.

Check out Gilford and the rest of the cast in the official trailer for the new limited series down below.

With all the talk about how amazing the series is, you’re most certainly not going to want to miss a single second of this show. Be sure to watch every episode of Midnight Mass streaming right now only on Netflix.

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