The Midnight Society is making a comeback. ‘Are You Afraid of the Darkish?’ is returning as a restricted collection and HL sat down EXCLUSIVELY with the solid to speak about nostalgia, their characters, and, sure, a bear on set.
The ’90s cult traditional Are You Afraid of the Darkish? is returning with a three-part restricted collection that’s been reimagined for a brand new era beginning on Oct. 11. The episodes will discover a completely new Midnight Society. The group will witness their terrifying story in regards to the Carnival of Doom and its evil ringmaster Mr. Tophat come to life earlier than their eyes. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with solid members Lyliana Wray, Sam Ashe Arnold, Miya Cech, and Jeremy Ray Taylor throughout New York Comedian Con in regards to the thrilling collection and being part of The Midnight Society.
Lyliana performs Rachel, the brand new lady on the town. “She is a bit of shy and awkward and quirky however she’s a really gifted artist as effectively,” Lyliana instructed HollywoodLife. “All through the three episodes, she will get to develop as an individual by means of The Midnight Society and thru her storytelling.” Sam reveals that Gavin is a “geeky jock who has loads of love in his coronary heart for his buddies.” Miya performs Akiko, who’s an aspiring director. “She’s very no-nonsense,” Miya admits. “She’s a really robust character.” Jeremy stars as Graham, who’s a complete germaphobe. “He’s fearful of completely the whole lot,” Jeremy reveals. “He’s a classic horror film lover and aspiring composer. However ultimately, he’d do something for his buddies.”
The group additionally teased what to anticipate over the course of the three episodes. “Anticipate it to be scary, clearly,” Miya stated. “I believe for every of the three episodes, you possibly can count on some comedy, some horror, and a few very nice teamwork.” Lyliana added that the core of the present is about “teamwork, friendship, and household.”
The restricted collection will certainly embody nods to the unique collection, which ran from 1990 to 1996 after which once more from 1999 to 2000. “The unique watchers of Are You Afraid of the Darkish? will love this one as a result of it’s a unique take, however you’ll nonetheless really feel the nostalgia of The Midnight Society and there will likely be plenty of throwbacks and nods to the unique,” Jeremy revealed. Sam additionally famous, “We get to discover extra of those children’ lives much more than within the authentic, which I believe may be very thrilling.” Lyliana harassed that “overcoming fears” is a serious facet of the present. “All through the three episodes, every particular person has one thing they’re fearful of, however ultimately get to face it collectively,” she stated.
Nearly the complete shoot was completed at night time. The campfire scenes had been filmed within the precise woods. Filming was even scarier than they even initially meant. “There was a bear on set,” Miya revealed. “It was scary… It was terrifying.” Manufacturing had to make use of a laser to verify the bear steered away from filming!
All four solid members had been born effectively after the present was on the air. “My mother was actually into it,” Miya stated. “She was actually into the collection and confirmed me some clips once I obtained the take a look at provide and I really actually appreciated it.” Lyliana didn’t know in regards to the authentic present earlier than auditioning however obtained to see a few of it after she was solid. “It was undoubtedly quite a bit spookier than I anticipated it to be,” she stated. The identical goes for Jeremy for Sam. Jeremy’s sister-in-law is a “big fan” of the unique collection and Sam heard about “folks’s fond recollections of the unique” after he’d booked the present. Are You Afraid of the Darkish? will debut Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon, with components two and three to observe Oct. 18, and Oct. 25.