Netflix has ordered “Midnight Mass,” a new supernatural series from “The Haunting of Hill House” creator Mike Flanagan and executive producer Trevor Macy, TheWrap has learned.
Here’s the official description for the seven-episode show: An isolated island community experiences miraculous events — and frightening omens — after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.
Flanagan will direct “Midnight Mass” and executive produce alongside Macy.
The show is the first Netflix has ordered from the pair since they signed a multi-year overall deal with the streaming service back in February. Under that pact, Macy and Flanagan got a Season 2 renewal for “Hill House” — which is now an anthology series, with the second season dubbed “The Haunting of Bly Manor” — and set out to develop new series for Netflix.
“The Haunting of Hill House” launched last October and centered around the Crain family and the one summer they lived in the haunted home, as well as their lives decades after leaving Hill House due to a tragic incident.
While “Hill House” is an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic novel “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novella “The Turn of the Screw.”
Pedretti, who played Nell Crain on “Hill House,” will have the leading role of Dani on “Bly Manor,” “a governess who takes care of two very unusual children. The season is set to launch in 2020.