A few weeks ago we took at in-depth look at Netflix originals and asked why we have yet to see an Irish one. Well it looks like our literal prayers have been answered as it has been revealed that they are making a new series called Midnight Mass.
I was frankly too excited to read what exactly it's about, prior to writing this piece, but one would imagine it's going to be a behind-the-scenes look at everything that goes into saying a good midnight mass - something Irish people would really appreciate. The show will no doubt chat to priests, parishioners and altar servers about what midnight mass means to them, and maybe if we're lucky we might get a hymn or two.
Hang on a second ... I've just found an article on Variety detailing what it will be about. It says:
The seven-episode series, titled “Midnight Mass,” will follow an isolated island community which experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.
'Frightening omens'? That doesn't sound very holy?
This article goes on to say that Mick Flanagan and Trevor Macy, the ceators of The Haunting of Hill House, will be making it. Oh shit, this is a horror series! It appears I've been completely misled.
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) July 3, 2019
Well I don't know who you're targeting with this one, Netflix. Sure, The Haunting of Hill House was a massive success and some people will be really excited to watch this new project from Flanagan and Macy but let me tell you, you've just lost yourselves a viewer.