‘Are You Afraid of The Dark’ Revival Gets Even Darker With Season 2 ‘Curse of the Shadows’

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
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Nickelodeon’s ‘Are You Afraid of The Dark’ is back for a second season, with the drop of the first look footage via their Twitter account. The season, subtitled ‘Curse of the Shadows’, will follow a “new group of kids tell a terrifying tale about a curse that has been cast over their small seaside town, haunted by an all-new villain named the Shadowman”.


The new group of actor joining the Midnight Society are Arujun Athalye, Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club), Bryce Gheisar (Wonder), Beatrice Kitsos (Child’s Play, iZombie), Dominic Mariche and Parker Queenan (Party of Five, Andi Mack).

Season one was a nice nostalgic shot in the arm for those of us that grew up watching ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ and was a pretty solid continuation of the stories we remember from the original series. It is great to see they are bringing the series back for a new generation of young horror fans while still crafting content for all ages to enjoy.


The show, written and produced by JT Billings, will premiere sometime later in 2021 with a six episode run.


The original series, launched in 1990, became a classic after scaring children for nearly a decade and featuring future stars like Elisha Cuthbert and Jay Baruchel.