Nickelodeon Gets An All-New Midnight Society For Season 2 of ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?!

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 AstronautsWonder); Jai, played by Arjun Athalye; Hanna, played by Beatrice Kitsos (Child’s PlayiZombie); Gabby, played by Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club); Seth, played by Dominic Mariche (The Christmas Yule BlogA Gift to Cherish); and Connor, played by Parker Queenan (Party of FiveAndi 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 IslandTruth or Dare) serves as executive producer and the primary director for the series. The season is written by JT Billings (Beware That GirlCharming), 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 YouThe Perfect Date also starring Noah Centineo, the Netflix romantic drama Irreplaceable You and Spontaneous starring Katherine LangfordThe 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.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 41st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

About Michael Juvinall (4335 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5 and metal fan since I was 14. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all-around affinity for things that go bump in the night! I'm also a huge fan of extreme metal music.

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