Nickelodeon announced today it will have an all-new group of kids for their Midnight Society on Season 2 of ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?. The beloved horror anthology has a new villain and new kids when the new season premieres in 2021 on the network. Get more details including a teaser down below.
From The Press Release
HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–Oct. 29, 2020–Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the beloved horror anthology series, returns with an all-new Midnight Society. In season two (six episodes), this new group of kids tell a terrifying tale about a curse that has been cast over their small seaside town, haunted by an all-new villain named the Shadowman. Produced by ACE Entertainment, Are You Afraid of the Dark? premieres in 2021 on Nickelodeon.
The new members of the Midnight Society are: Luke, played by Bryce Gheisar (The Astronauts, Wonder); Jai, played by Arjun Athalye; Hanna, played by Beatrice Kitsos (Child’s Play, iZombie); Gabby, played by Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club); Seth, played by Dominic Mariche (The Christmas Yule Blog, A Gift to Cherish); and Connor, played by Parker Queenan (Party of Five, Andi Mack).
Season one of the reimagined limited series, which aired across three hour-long episodes in October 2019, saw a different Midnight Society group of kids enter the Carnival of Doom to face off against its evil ringmaster, Mr. Tophat. All three parts ranked as the most co-viewed (among adults 18-49 watching with a kid 6-11) show on broadcast and TV each week and was the number-one live-action series on cable TV in all kids’ demos (2-11, 6-11 and tweens 9-14).
All three parts of Are You Afraid of the Dark? season one will air back-to-back on Friday, Oct. 30, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Are You Afraid of the Dark? 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 and Paul Kim as co-producer. Jeff Wadlow (Fantasy Island, Truth or Dare) serves as executive producer and the primary director for the series. The season is written by JT Billings (Beware That Girl, Charming), who also serves are co-executive producer and showrunner.
One of the Nickelodeon’s most iconic series from the ‘90s, the original Are You Afraid of the Dark? delivered riveting stories of horror to young audiences, all from a kid’s perspective. Are You Afraid of the Dark? is owned by DHX and was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, who are also executive producers on the project.
About ACE Entertainment
ACE Entertainment, which was founded by producer Matt Kaplan in 2017, has been behind some of today’s most relevant millennial content including the hit Netflix film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and its sequel To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Love You, The Perfect Date also starring Noah Centineo, the Netflix romantic drama Irreplaceable You and Spontaneous starring Katherine Langford. The company is developing the YA features 10 Blind Dates based on the novel by Ashley Elston, Replica based on Lauren Oliver’s best-selling novel of the same name, the Vatican based thriller White Smoke with Nicholas McCarthy attached to write and direct, Loveboat Taipei based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Abigail Hing Wen’s and the family comedy Runaway based on the true story of a 12 year old who tricks his family, steals his mom’s credit card and runs away to Bali for the trip of a lifetime. ACE Entertainment’s television division has projects in development with almost every available streaming platform including Netflix, Quibi, Disney + and Peacock.
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