Nickelodeon’s “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” brought a scary good time to an entire generation of kids back in the 1990s, and the network is getting ready to unleash a new version of the show for today’s children.
A new trailer indicates the upcoming reboot may be darker and scarier than the original, featuring a new crew of kids sitting around a campfire sharing new stories for the approval of the Midnight Society.
The three-episode miniseries will follow “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,” reads the synopsis for the upcoming show, which has yet to announce a premiere date.
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 Ray 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”).
According to The Wrap, production on the reboot of “Are You Afraid of the Dark” began in Vancouver back in June.