It’s been about a year since Paramount told us to expect an Are You Afraid of the Dark? revival. The teaser image they put out at a 2018 convention suggested October 11, 2019 was the big day. We haven’t heard a ton about it since then, but that’s all changed. According to Deadline, the official cast and crew announcement is here.
Read on for all the details!
Are You Afraid Of The Dark? (2019) Synopsis
Are You Afraid of the Dark? introduces an entirely new Midnight Society group of kids who tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life.
According to Deadline, Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.) will play Gavin. Miya Cech (Rim of the World) will play Akiko. Tamara Smart (The Worst Witch) will star as Louise. Jeremy Taylor (Steohen King’s It (2017) stars as Graham. Lyliana Wray (Black-ish) plays Rachel and Rafael Casal (Blindspotting) will play the Carnival of Doom’s Ringmaster: Mr. Tophat.
Here’s that Paramount teaser I was talking about, submitted for your approval…
What’s Old Is New Again
D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel created the original Nickelodeon series, which aired from 1992 to 1996 and then from 1999-2000. The new series shouldn’t be confused with the Are You Afraid of the Dark? feature film, which is also due out later this year. The original plan was to release the series and film simultaneously. Now it appears the film has been pushed back to a later date.
BenDavid Grabinski (Skiptrace) is handling the writing and Dean Israelite (Power Rangers) is directing on the new series. The show will be presented as a 3 episode limited run, each episode an hour in length. The show introduces an entirely new Midnight Society who tell a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life.
Awesome! Great to hear the new series and film are still on track. I imagine with this casting news will come a flood of new info. We’ll bring it to you as soon as we get it!
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