‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Revival Gets a Premiere Date – Meet the New Midnight Society (Video)

Three-episode event series will debut in October

Nickelodeon formally introduced its new Midnight Society from the upcoming “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” revival, and find themselves in the middle of their own scary story.

The three-episode revival follows an entirely new group of kids who tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life. It will air over three consecutive Fridays — not the original show’s Saturday night timeslot — beginning on Oct. 11.

Watch the show’s full-length trailer in the video above.

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Gavin, played by Sam Ashe Arnold (“Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.”); Akiko, played by Miya Cech (“Rim of the World,” “Always Be My Maybe”); Louise, played by Tamara Smart (“Artemis Fowl,” “The Worst Witch”); Graham, played by Jeremy Ray Taylor (“It,” “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”); and Rachel, played by Lyliana Wray (“Top Gun: Maverick,” “Black-ish”). The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat, is played by Rafael Casal (“Blindspotting”).

The “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” limited series is produced by ACE Entertainment (“To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” “The Perfect Date”) with ACE founder Matt Kaplan and Spencer Berman serving as executive producers. The series is written by BenDavid Grabinski (“Skiptrace”) and directed by Dean Israelite (“Power Rangers” movie, “Project Almanac”), both of whom will also executive produce.

Created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, Nickelodeon’s original “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” series ran from 1992-1996 and 1999-2000.