Netflix has ordered the series adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, long considered one of the best modern ghost stories written.
Mike Flanagan will be in the director’s chair for the 10-episode series. He will also write and executive produce it. Referred to as a “modern reimagining”, the series has yet to be given a title.
The new series was the brainchild of Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, according to Deadline. Both will also be executive producing the project.
The Haunting of Hill House has been adapted twice before as films under the title The Haunting, first in 1963 and then again in 1999. In the 1999 version, Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house’s ghostly past. Soon the house and the spirits within come alive.
Mike Flanagan is by no means new to the genre. He already has an impressive list of title under his his name, including 2013’s Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Hush, and Before I Wake. Flanagan is also directing the upcoming film adaption of Stephen King’s novel Gerald’s Game.
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