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BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AreYouAfraidoftheDark—Nickelodeon
is reimagining its chillingly beloved anthology Are You Afraid of the
Dark? as a brand-new limited series premiering this October. Through
three hour-long episodes, the series 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. Production on
the new Are You Afraid of the Dark? will commence this month in
The new members of the Midnight Society are: Gavin, played by Sam Ashe
Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.); Akiko, played by Miya Cech (Rim
of the World, Always Be My Maybe); Louise, played by Tamara Smart (Artemis
Fowl, The Worst Witch); Graham, played by Jeremy Taylor (It,
Goosebumps 2:Haunted Halloween); and Rachel, played by Lyliana Wray (Top
Gun: Maverick, Black-ish). The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr.
Tophat, is played by Rafael Casal (Blindspotting).
The Are You Afraid of the Dark? limited series is produced by ACE
Entertainment (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Perfect Date)
with ACE founder Matt Kaplan and Spencer Berman serving as executive
producers. The series is written by BenDavid Grabinski (Skiptrace)
and directed by Dean Israelite (Power Rangers movie, Project
Almanac), both of whom will also executive produce.
Inspired by the classic art of storytelling, Nickelodeon’s original Are
You Afraid of the Dark? (series ran from 1992-1996 and 1999-2000)
broke the mold by exploring a whole new genre of entertainment. One of
the net’s most iconic series from the ‘90s, Are You Afraid of the
Dark? delivered riveting stories of horror to young audiences, all
from a kid’s perspective. Are You Afraid of the Dark? was created
by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel.
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