Nickelodeon has revealed the trailer for the long-awaited season two debut of Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows, the beloved horror anthology series based on the ‘90s kids’ cult classic. In the trailer, which you can watch below, viewers are introduced to the new Midnight Society members and get a glimpse at the horrors that await them in the shadows.
Produced by ACE Entertainment, the six-part limited series will premiere on Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, with new episodes airing every Friday night.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows follows an all-new Midnight Society group of kids who learn of the terrifying curse cast over their small seaside town, and are haunted by a mysterious creature known as the Shadowman.
The new members of the Midnight Society are: Luke, played by Bryce Gheisar (The Astronauts, Wonder); Jai, played by Arjun Athalye; Hanna, played by Beatrice Kitsos (Child’s Play, iZombie); Gabby, played by Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club); Seth, played by Dominic Mariche (The Christmas Yule Blog, A Gift to Cherish); and Connor, played by Parker Queenan (Party of Five, Andi Mack).
Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows 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 and Paul Kim as co-executive producer.
Jeff Wadlow (Fantasy Island, Truth or Dare) serves as executive producer and the primary director for the series. JT Billings (Beware That Girl, Charming) serves as showrunner and executive producer.
Production of Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows for Nickelodeon is overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content; and Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live Action. Brian Banks serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for the series.
One of the Nickelodeon’s most iconic series from the ‘90s, the original 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? is owned by DHX and was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, who are also executive producers on the project.
ACE Entertainment, which was founded by producer Matt Kaplan in 2017, has been behind some of today’s most relevant millennial content, including the hit Netflix film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and its sequel To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You, The Perfect Date also starring Noah Centineo, the Netflix romantic drama Irreplaceable You, and Spontaneous starring Katherine Langford.
The company is developing the YA features 10 Blind Dates, based on the novel by Ashley Elston, Replica based on Lauren Oliver’s best-selling novel of the same name, and the Vatican-based thriller White Smoke with Nicholas McCarthy attached to write and direct.
Also in development are Loveboat Taipei, based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Abigail Hing Wen, and the family comedy Runaway, based on the true story of a 12-year old who tricks his family, steals his mom’s credit card and runs away to Bali for the trip of a lifetime.
You can watch the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!