They just dropped the first teaser trailer for the series, set to drop in the fall.
The cast includes Sam Ashe Arnold, Miya Cech, Tamara Smart, Jeremy Taylor, Lyliana Wray and Rafael Casal. You might remember Taylor from It and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.
The series is directed by Dean Israelite and written by BenDavid Grabinski. The remake will be a three-episode hourlong series.
The screenwriter of The Conjuring spin-offs, Gary Dauberman has some dark, twisted plans for the beloved Nickelodeon classic.
The plot follows a group of kids called “The Midnight Society” who frequently escape into the woods to tell ghost stories. However, the movie will not feature any of the old stories present in the television show, but instead include new, original content.
“It is a completely original story I came up with,” Dauberman says in an interview with /Film. “But it still has the Midnight Society and it still has the campfire. It’s still a story being told.”
Dauberman also promises to keep and amplify the eerie, dark components the television series had back in the day. That’s not that surprising coming from the guy that wrote It(2018) and The Nun (2018).
“Fear is healthy for kids,” Dauberman says. “I don’t think we have to always sand down the edges of things and that’s something I really wanted to do with Are You Afraid of the Dark. I think it is scary and I think kids will be scared watching it at times, and also they’ll laugh at times.”
The new video shows the Midnight Society back in action, and a few of the creepy monsters they will encounter along the way. You can see the teaser below, but definitely watch it with the lights on.
Paramount has set the release date of Are You Afraid Of The Dark? to October 11, 2019.
Need a refresher on Are You Afraid Of The Dark? You can watch full episodes of Are You Afraid Of The Dark? on Nickelodeon’s streaming service Nicksplat.
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