Midnight Mass, a new series from Haunting of Bly Manor creator Mike Flanagan, gets its first teaser

The Midnight Mass teaser is brief but tantalizing

Midnight Mass, a new Netflix series from The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor creator Mike Flanagan, has its first teaser. The seven-episode series was first revealed in 2019 and wrapped production in December 2020, but this is the first bit of footage we've seen.

"We're 30 miles from the mainland with only two ferries a day," reads the teaser's cryptic caption. We've only got about six precious seconds of footage from the new teaser, but we can see a small ferry making its hour-long trek through light rain to Crockett Island. What's Crockett Island? No clue, but apparently it's 30 miles away. Why is the music so ominous? We'll just have to wait and see.

Flanagan confirmed in a follow-up tweet that Midnight Mass isn't a new chapter in The Haunting series, so don't expect another haunted house story. According to Netflix, Midnight Mass is about "a community [experiencing] miraculous events and frightening omens after a mysterious priest's arrival."

In another tweet, Flanagan suggests he'll once again be working with Carla Gugino, who starred as Olivia Crain in The Haunting of Hill House and older Jaime in The Haunting of Bly Manor, but it's unclear if he's referring to Midnight Mass or something else.

Speaking of which, Midnight Mass isn't the only project on Flanagan's plate at the moment. We recently learned of the Hill House creator's plans to adapt the horror comic There's Something Killing the Children, which was written by James Tynion IV and illustrated by Werther Dell'Edera. Then there's The Midnight Club, a horror anthology series based on the novels by Christopher Pike following a group of terminally ill teenagers.

While we wait for Flanagan's next nightmare, these are the best Netflix shows for August 2021.

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