Monday, March 21, 2022

'Are You Afraid Of The Dark?: Curse Of The Shadows' Wins Award at 2022 Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) has announced the exciting news that writers JT Billings and Alex Ebel have been nominated in the "Children's Episodic, Long Form and Specials" category of the 2022 Writers Guild Awards for their work on “The Tale of the Midnight Magic”, the fifth episode of Are You Afraid Of The Dark?: Curse Of The Shadows, the second season of Nickelodeon's revival of the iconic '90s horror anthology series!

Update (3/21) - The Are You Afraid Of The Dark?: Curse Of The Shadows “The Tale of the Midnight Magic” won the WGA 2022 "Children's Episodic, Long Form and Specials" trophy!

In the Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows episode "The Tale of the Midnight Magic," with dark forces growing stronger and the curse claiming another victim, a shattered Midnight Society prepares to fight back against the Shadowman. The episode premiered on Nickelodeon on March 12, 2021. (#205)

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, and promotional categories over the past year. Winners will be honored on March 20 at the annual WGA 2022 awards ceremony. A full list of Writers Guild Awards 2022 nominees can be found at

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. In the just-released trailer, viewers are introduced to the new Midnight Society members and get a glimpse at the horrors that await them in the shadows.

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.

A huge congratulations and good luck to JT Billings, Alex Ebel and Nickelodeon!

The new Are You Afraid of the Dark? as well as the classic '90s series are available to stream on Paramount+. Try it FREE at!

Originally published: January 14, 2022.

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