Three new cast members for Netflix’s series re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ have been announced.
Henry Thomas and Elizabeth Reaser are reuniting with director Mike Flanagan, who they worked with on the set of Ouija: Origin of Evil, and have been cast alongside Kate Siegel, the actress who played the lead in Flanagan’s invasion thriller Hush. The three join the cast that already includes Carla Gugino and Michel Huisman. Directed by Flanagan, the 10-episode series is from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and Paramount TV.
The novel has already been adapted for film twice , once in 1963 and again in 1999. Both films were titled The Haunting.
In the novel “four seekers arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.”
The new version of the tale will draw inspiration from both the novel and expand on the story of the Crane family, Deadline reports.