Anything horror, and I’m there. When Mike Flanagan and Netflix are involved? Hopefully, this is a sign of great things to come.
Deadline reports the streaming network will release a 10-episode series based on Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House. (This is not to be confused with House on Haunted Hill.)
The new series will be headlined by Mike Flanagan, who contributed to Hush, Oculus, and Ouija: Origin of Evil. He’ll be joined by producing partner Trevor Macy, who helped Flanagan with the aforementioned projects.
The Haunting of Hill House tells the story of four people who go to investigate a place called Hill House. Initially, things don’t seem particularly out of place. But, the four soon realize that their unsolicited visit is unwelcome, putting them in danger.
Jackson’s book is often cited as the definitive haunted house tale, so horror fans should be encouraged by the pieces being put into place.
Expect it to hit next year
A 10-episode haul should provide Flanagan and his team with plenty of canvas to re-imagine the story, which was previously adapted into movies in 1963 and 1999, both of which were titled The Haunting.
Deadline’s report doesn’t say when the show will hit Netflix, but I suspect that by the time actors, locations, and everything else is worked out, the final product should hit sometime next year.