Are You Afraid of the Dark? returning as limited series on Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon is bringing back its beloved horror anthology Are You Afraid of the Dark? as a new limited series this October. Over three one-hour 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.
New cast members include Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.), Miya Cech (Always Be My Maybe), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl), Jeremy Taylor (It); and Lyliana Wray (Black-ish). Rafael Casal (Blindspotting) will play The Carnival of Doom’s ringmaster, Mr. Tophat.
The Are You Afraid of the Dark? limited series is produced by ACE Entertainment (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) with ACE founder Matt Kaplan and Spencer Berman serving as executive producers. The series is written by Ben David Grabinski (Skiptrace) and directed by Dean Israelite (Power Rangers), both of whom will also executive produce.
Inspired by the classic art of storytelling, Nickelodeon’s original Are You Afraid of the Dark? ran from 1992-1996, and again from 1999-2000, 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. Recently, a feature film based on the series was in the works, with It’s Gary Dauberman attached, though he exited the project last week.
Production is expected to kick off this month in Vancouver, Canada.