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The Hidden People, episode 1: “Something Happened”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Join us for the first episode of The Hidden People. Meet Mackenna Thorne, her family, and her friends. Explore the mystery of what happened to her parents. 

The Hidden People, episode 2: “The Ant Farm”

Written by Cari Zahn
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Mackenna avoids her responsibilities to hang out with Nissa and Alfie, and together, they make a mysterious new friend. Thomas and Sam reconnect. Listen closely to spot all the ulterior motives.

The Hidden People, episode 3: “Official Statements”

Written by Stephen Kallenberg
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Sam and her partner Ron bring Mackenna, Thomas, Nissa, and Alfie in for questioning. What they discover points the investigation in new directions.

The Hidden People, episode 4: “A Game of Thornes”

Written by Anna Adami
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Thomas plans their parents’ funeral while Mackenna watches old home movies and wonders if she ever really fit into her family.

The Hidden People, episode 5: “Helvegen”

Written by Alexa Fett Fisher
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

On the run, Mackenna encounters a voice from her past. Thomas, Nissa, Alfie, and Sam are determined to find her and the reasons behind her disappearance.

The Hidden People, episode 6: “Sneaky Things”

Written by Stephen Kallenberg
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Nissa and Alfie decide that if the cops can’t solve the murders, they will.

The Hidden People, episode 7: “Deal”

Written by Megan Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Thomas comes face-to-face with 2 large black dogs, and Mack struggles to deal with her parents’ deaths.

The Hidden People, episode 8: “Double Rainbow”

Written by Alexa Fett Fisher
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Thomas struggles through his first birthday without his parents. Strange things continue to happen around Mackenna.

The Hidden People, episode 9: “Schrodinger’s Murderer”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Sam, Ron, Nissa, and Alfie all discover evidence of the killer. The net around Mackenna Thorne begins to close. This is part one of our three-part midseason event. The big revelations are coming soon.

The Hidden People, episode 10: “Bucket List”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Nissa and Alfie close in on evidence. Sam closes in on Mackenna. The killer closes in on Thomas. This is part two of our midseason event. In next episode’s midseason finale, everything will change. Everything.

The Hidden People, episode 11: “Fetch”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Finally, the killer reveals herself. And nothing about Mackenna’s life–or the show–will ever be the same. This story was never really a murder mystery; the first eleven episodes were merely the introduction to a much bigger modern fantasy story.

Crank the volume on this episode, and use your best speakers/headphones. There’s a lot going on with sound effects and music.

This is the midseason finale. The show will take a short break, then return for the second half of season one. The rest of the season is filled with magic, monsters, action, and adventure. Stay with us. 

The Hidden People, episode 12: “Gestalt Shift”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

As we enter the second half of season one, Shaylee and her assistant finally give Mackenna all the answers. Who is the lookalike? Who are the Hidden People? The fantasy part of this modern fantasy is finally revealed.

The Hidden People, episode 13: “All in Favor?”

Written by Megan Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Shaylee and Dane train Mackenna to use her powers. Thomas, Nissa, and Alfie look for answers. 

The Hidden People, episode 14: “The Morrigna”

Written by Alexa Fett Fisher
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

In a hidden cave in England, Mackenna and Shaylee meet the monstrous Black Annis. Nissa and Alfie are given a quest, leading them to an enchanted forest.

The Hidden People, episode 15: “Wayward Journeys”

Written by Stephen Kallenberg
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Mackenna, Shaylee, Nissa, and Alfie try to complete their quests. But can they trust the Hidden People who gave them those quests? And how much more danger will she be in when Mackenna discovers who her creator is?

The Hidden People, episode 16: “Two Roads Diverged”

Written by Cari Zahn
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Thomas finds a way to prove that Mackenna is innocent. Nissa and Alfie come face to face with the Magister in the Unseelie Court.

The Hidden People, episode 17: “Chirality”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

It’s Mackenna’s birthday. And when the Fetch answers Mackenna’s phone, it prompts her to remember her last birthday…in Arcadia.

The Hidden People, episode 18: “Share a Whisper”

Written by Daniel Scott Bokemper
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

In order to find a way into Arcadia to save Nissa and Alfie, Mackenna and Shaylee need to return to Black Annis. Their second visit is far more dangerous than the first.

The Hidden People, episode 19: “The Scorpion and the Frog”

Written by Stephen Kallenberg and Alexa Fett Fisher and Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Mackenna confronts the Magister. Ron makes a breakthrough in the murder case. Liliana seeks to prepare Mackenna for the coming battle.

The Hidden People, episode 20: “Blood on My Hands”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

The gang works to free Mackenna. Shaylee’s past is revealed.

The Hidden People, episode 21: “Dreams are Fragile Things”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Mackenna and Shaylee bond. The others are determined to help them. The final battle looms.

The Hidden People, episode 22: “The Only Good Thing”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

In the season finale, Mackenna and the other finally finish things. Many questions are answered. A new chapter begins. The Hidden People will return for a full 22-episode second season.

The Hidden People, Season 1 recap

Get a refresher on key moments from Season 1 of The Hidden People before jumping into Season 2!.

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 1: “Initiative”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

The Hidden People returns for season 2. Who survived the collapse of the tower? And who might be found in the rubble? Those left standing embark on a magical quest to save the life of a friend.

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 2: “In-Between”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Where are Mackenna and Nissa? Why haven’t they returned or gotten word to the others? Find out, and learn the fallout from Mackenna’s newfound powers.

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 3: “Fairest of Them All”

Written by Alexa Fett Fisher
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Mackenna and Nissa struggle to survive in the In-Between. The others visit an unlikely ally to find their lost friends.

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 4: “Downward Spiral”

Written by Stephen Kallenberg
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Our heroes set out to recover the halves of the Arm Ring of Frigg, though each face significant obstacles. Getting home may bring about its own complications.

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 5: “Autoscopy”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Creating a magical bridge between worlds has unintended consequences. With their minds and bodies scrambled, the gang must maintain appearances as they figure out a way to solve their predicament.

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 6: “Offending Shadows”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

If Mackenna can survive being face-to-face with the Unseelie Court and a famous Old One, she might just find a way to restore everyone. 

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 7: “Needy Things”

Written by Megan Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Tracking the monster might not be difficult given its wake of destruction, but what will they do when they catch up to it?

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 8: “Cyg X-1”

Written by Stephen Kallenberg
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

While Mackenna and the others research the monster to find out what they’re dealing with, Alder Niamh takes advantage of Shaylee’s contract.

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 9: “Esurience”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Desperate to stop Cygnus and hopefully save their friend, Mackenna and the others work on a plan. Meanwhile, Mackenna and Shaylee must work to get past the awkward distrust in their relationship.

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 10: “In Cygnus and in Health”

Written by Alexa Fett Fisher
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Trapping Cygnus was only the first step in saving their friend. The hard part is what happens next. And there’s a rule about a monster in a cage…

The Hidden People, season 2, episode 11: “Body Building”

Written by Chris Burnside
Directed by Chris and Megan Burnside

Mackenna and Cygnus come to blows. Can she stop the monster and save her friend?

This is the midseason finale of season two of The Hidden People. We will be back soon for uninterrupted bi-weekly releases of the second half of season two. Please stay tuned.

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