As far as I’m concerned, you can never have too many horror series on television. Another one in the works? Rock on. If you're having trouble keeping up, this latest one is The Haunting of Hill House, a 10-episode series for Netflix written and directed by new horror master, Mike Flanagan.
Several new cast members have been added to the production, though all roles are being kept under wraps for now. Henry Thomas (best known as Elliott in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Elizabeth Reaser (the Twilight franchise), and Kate Siegel (Oculus) have all joined the cast. All three worked with Flanagan in his film Ouija: Origin of Evil. They join previously announced actors Carla Gugino (Watchmen, Sin City) and Michael Huisman (Game of Thrones).
This will be Flanagan’s third project for Netflix. He first directed Hush, about a deaf woman being stalked at her country home, which he co-wrote with his wife Siegel, who also starred. Next up for Flanagan is an adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game, which also stars Siegel and Thomas.
Based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name, The Haunting of Hill House follows four main characters: Dr. Montague, who is determined to prove supernatural activity in Hill House; Luke, the heir to Hill House who acts as host; and two women, Eleanor and Theodora, who were chosen because of past experiences with the supernatural. Throughout the novel, it is never specified whether the paranormal incidents are real or imagined, creating a taut, psychological thriller. Jackson’s novel was made into a film twice: in 1963 by director Robert Wise, and again in 1999 by director Jan de Bont. Both films went by the title The Haunting.
(via Hollywood Reporter)