The Midnight Society is making a comeback. ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ is returning as a restricted sequence and HL sat down with the forged to speak about nostalgia, their characters, and, sure, a bear on set.
The ’90s cult basic Are You Afraid of the Dark? is returning with a three-part restricted sequence that’s been reimagined for a brand new technology 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 forged members Lyliana Wray, Sam Ashe Arnold, Miya Cech, and Jeremy Ray Taylor throughout New York Comic Con in regards to the thrilling sequence and being part of The Midnight Society.
Lyliana performs Rachel, the brand new woman on the town. “She is a little shy and awkward and quirky but she’s a very talented artist as well,” Lyliana informed HollywoodLife. “Throughout the 3 episodes, she gets to grow as a person through The Midnight Society and through her storytelling.” Sam reveals that Gavin is a “geeky jock who has a lot of love in his heart for his friends.” Miya performs Akiko, who’s an aspiring director. “She’s very no-nonsense,” Miya admits. “She’s a very strong character.” Jeremy stars as Graham, who’s a complete germaphobe. “He’s scared of absolutely everything,” Jeremy reveals. “He’s a vintage horror movie lover and aspiring composer. But in the end, he’d do anything for his friends.”
The group additionally teased what to anticipate over the course of the three episodes. “Expect it to be scary, obviously,” Miya stated. “I think for each of the 3 episodes, you can expect some comedy, some horror, and some really nice teamwork.” Lyliana added that the core of the present is about “teamwork, friendship, and family.”
The restricted sequence will certainly embrace nods to the unique sequence, which ran from 1990 to 1996 after which once more from 1999 to 2000. “The authentic watchers of Are You Afraid of the Dark? 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 probably be plenty of throwbacks and nods to the unique,” Jeremy revealed. Sam additionally famous, “We get to explore more of these kids’ lives a lot more than in the original, which I think is very exciting.” Lyliana harassed that “overcoming fears” is a significant facet of the present. “Throughout the 3 episodes, each person has something they’re scared of, but in the end get to face it together,” she stated.
Almost all the shoot was carried out at night time. The campfire scenes have been filmed within the precise woods. Filming was even scarier than they even initially supposed. “There was a bear on set,” Miya revealed. “It was scary… It was terrifying.” Production had to make use of a laser to verify the bear steered away from filming!
All four forged members have been born properly after the present was on the air. “My mom was really into it,” Miya stated. “She was really into the series and showed me some clips when I got the test offer and I actually really liked it.” Lyliana didn’t know in regards to the authentic present earlier than auditioning however acquired to see a few of it after she was forged. “It was definitely a lot spookier than I expected it to be,” she stated. The identical goes for Jeremy for Sam. Jeremy’s sister-in-law is a “giant fan” of the unique sequence and Sam heard about “people’s fond memories of the original” after he’d booked the present. Are You Afraid of the Dark? will debut Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon, with elements two and three to comply with Oct. 18, and Oct. 25.