Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming series Midnight Mass, from The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan.
According to the official synopsis, the series tells “the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater). When Father Paul’s appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community – but do these miracles come at a price?”.
The cast also includes Kate Siegel, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Annarah Cymone, Annabeth Gish, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Igby Rigney, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas, and Michael Trucco.
The trailer features Gilford’s character’s return to the island and reveals that he did something bad. When his mother mentions his struggling “with what happened,” he corrects her, saying “with what I did.” She acknowledges that he’s right and tells him that “help is here.” The new priest is shown and some of his seemingly miraculous works, as well. A girl in a wheelchair stands up and walks when he commands, for instance. However, the trailer takes a dramatic turn as there’s a whole lot of gloom and death and freaky happenings, enough to make Kate Siegel’s character saying she’s going crazy.
The song used in the trailer is the 2004 single “Somewhere Only We Know” by English alternative rock band Keane, from their debut album, “Hopes and Fears”.
Season 1 of Midnight Mass, consisting of seven episodes, will be available on the streaming service later this month, on September 24.