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Nickelodeon Announces Season Two of Nostalgic Anthology Series ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’

Are You Afraid of the Dark
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Nickelodeon’s ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?,’ the beloved horror anthology series, returns with an all-new Midnight Society. In season two (six episodes), this 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.  Produced by ACE Entertainment, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ premieres in 2021 on Nickelodeon.

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Luke, played by Bryce Gheisar (The AstronautsWonder); Jai, played by Arjun Athalye; Hanna, played by Beatrice Kitsos (Child’s PlayiZombie); Gabby, played by Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club); Seth, played by Dominic Mariche (The Christmas Yule BlogA Gift to Cherish); and Connor, played by Parker Queenan (Party of FiveAndi Mack).

Season one of the reimagined limited series, which aired across three hour-long episodes in October 2019, saw a different Midnight Society group of kids enter the Carnival of Doom to face off against its evil ringmaster, Mr. Tophat.  All three parts ranked as the most co-viewed (among adults 18-49 watching with a kid 6-11) show on broadcast and TV each week and was the number-one live-action series on cable TV in all kids’ demos (2-11, 6-11 and tweens 9-14).

All three parts of ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ season one will air back-to-back on Friday, Oct. 30, beginning at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. 

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