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Nickelodeon Sets Cast for ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Revival – Meet the New Midnight Society

Three-episode limited series premieres this October

Submitted for the approval of ’90s kids everywhere: Nickelodeon has found the members of its new Midnight Society for the upcoming “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” limited series.

The three-episode revival will premiere this October and follow 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.

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”).

Production on the reimagined series begins this month in Vancouver, Canada.

When Nick first announced the project in February, it said the miniseries “will coincide with the upcoming ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ theatrical movie from Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players’ and Nickelodeon Movies, in theaters October 2019.”

Because that film has since been pushed from its original October release, TheWrap reached out to representatives for Nickelodeon for comment on how the series and movie will tie together now, if at all, but we did not immediately hear back.

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.

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