Yesterday, September 24th, Netflix released Mike Flanagan’s latest TV show, Midnight Mass. After The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, the creator comes back for what has become a yearly tradition, with a brilliant and sinister story.
On this occasion, we caught up with actors Michael Trucco and Rahul Kohli (who previously portrayed Owen in The Haunting of Bly Manor).
You can watch both interviews down below:
In Midnight Mass, Michael Trucco’s character, Mayor Wade Scarborough, is the father of Leeza, a young girl who became paralyzed after an accident. Michael Trucco admitted that finally seeing Midnight Mass after such a long process felt quite dreamlike:
“It’s a strange feeling to live with something for so long, it’s like a birth you know, it’s like a pregnancy. We’ve been eighteen months in the process of the show since it’s started back in 2020, and then we got shut down (…) then we came back and we shot for 5 months straight in Vancouver. So to see it finally get thrust upon to the public, and basically be born (…) is really surreal.”
Mike Flanagan has been preparing his project of Midnight Mass for years. It is when he was filming The Haunting of Bly Manor back in 2019 that the director asked Rahul Kohli to be part of his next TV show, and to become Sheriff Hassan, a single father, who recently arrived on the island. Rahul Kohli said the following:
“Bly and Midnight Mass, originally, were like three weeks apart in terms of production. As I was wrapping Owen (…) I think I had about three weeks to get the sheriff up and running.”
The official synopsis reads:
“The arrival of a charismatic young priest brings glorious miracles, ominous mysteries and renewed religious fervor to a dying town desperate to believe.”