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‘A Quiet Place: Day One’: Release Date, Plot, Returning Cast & More

You don't have to be silent about your excitement!

John Krasinski, the same man who gave us Jim in The Office, helped give us A Quiet Place in 2018—a post-apocalyptic horror movie that didn’t do everything we’d normally expect from a horror film. While many scary movies involve flailing all over the place and screaming your ass off, this movie was, as the title suggests, quiet. It was a world where you couldn’t make any noise without dying. And horror fans became captivated by the performances, especially from Krasinski—who I never personally pictured in a horror movie, let alone co-writing and directing one.

The sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, arrived in 2020—with Krasinski returning to briefly star, write, direct and co-produce (he was working!). I didn’t think it improved upon the first, although the opening is worthy of some handclaps. But, since my opinion alone doesn’t sell tickets, this sequel received enough positive responses that a spin-off, A Quiet Place: Day One, is coming. As well as a Part III in 2025. 

Release date: 

March 8, 2024

What’s the plot and who is returning in the cast?

No official plot details have been released to us yet. But it’s obviously set in the same universe as the other two films. And, from the title, will likely take place during the beginning of the apocalypse. Only this time, the focus will be on different people—rather than follow the Abbotts and their newfound ally, Emmett (Cillian Murphy). Which will give us new perspectives on the event, and new characters and storylines to jump into. In fact, Lupita Nyong’o has been confirmed as part of the cast!

Who is behind the film this time around? 

According to IMDB: Michael Sarnoski (director), Scott Beck (characters), John Krasinski, Jeff Nichols, Bryan Woods, etc. 

More details to come as we get closer to the release date, but for now, it’s worth getting excited over this potentially terrifying new chapter in the Quiet Place universe. 

(featured image: Paramount Pictures)

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Vanessa Maki (she/her) is a queer Blerd and contributing writer for The Mary Sue. She first started writing for digital magazines in 2018 and her articles have appeared in Pink Advocate (defunct), The Gay Gaze (defunct), Dread Central and more. She primarily writes about movies, TV, and anime. Efforts to make her stop loving complex/villainous characters or horror as a genre will be futile.