Mike Flanagan noted that strict COVID guidelines were applied during the production of the show.
Longtime horror director Mike Flanagan has completed his Netflix series “Midnight Mass.”
Flanagan, who previously directed programs of “The Haunting of Hill House” and “Bly Manors,” as well as hugely popular films such as “Doctor Sleep” 2019 and “Oculus,” in 2013 announced the news in a series of tweets Wednesday. Flanagan said work on the project, which involved 83 days of uninterrupted shoes, included strict COVID safety protocols and detailed the various steps taken by a team and a team to stay safe.
“Our COVID safety protocols were complete, scientific and strictly implemented. Our warning paid off – we didn’t miss a single day of production, and unlike many other shows, we didn’t close once. Not once. 83 firing days, no interruptions, ”said Flanagan on Twitter. “That’s not to say he wasn’t harrowing. Great team. Dozens of extras. More than 100 people in some interior views. This was the biggest and most ambitious project of my career to date, and finding out how to achieve it safely was an unprecedented challenge. ”
Flagan, who led the seven programs of the project, said COVID testing, masks and limited interaction were the norm for the exhibition staff and said:The team and the team showed each other incredible respect, caution and care on a day to day basis, choosing to protect each other with their behavior, both away and away. ”
“He paid. Other representations began calling for advice, ”said Flanagan. “As days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months and we kept working, we started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Not only was we able to rotate the show… we might also enter a schedule. And now, today, we did. In time, on target. The plan we outlined last spring worked, which was almost impossible in complexity and uncertainty. ”
Flanagan’s “Midnight Mass” news was a rarity of entertainment news in a year that has garnered film and television output around the world. A handful of notable projects, including Matt Reeves’ film “The Batman” and Netflix’s own series “The Witcher”, were forced to stop production earlier this year when team members caught up with him. a ‘coronavirus.
Set in a remote island community, “Midnight Mass” follows the “miraculous events and terrifying omens” that break out among the masses after the arrival of a secret priest. Flanagan’s “Hill House” star Kate Siegel features in the series opposite Zach Gilford, Hamish Linklater, Annabeth Gish, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, and Henry Thomas, among others. Netflix has not yet announced a release date for the series.