By: Amelia Fabiano
Horror movie writer and director Mike Flanagan has been tapped by Netflix to bring 1959 novel “The Haunting of Hill House” to life on the small screen. The project is currently untitled but will be a 10-episode modern revamp of the Shirley Jackson novel.
Flanagan will executive write, produce, and direct the series, along with his producing partner Trevor Macy as co-executive producer. Flanagan and Jackson have previously worked on horror films together like “Oculus,” “Before I Wake,” and “Ouija: Origin of Evil.”
“The Haunting of Hill House” has been adapted into a feature film twice in the past, once in 1963 and in 1999. Both are titled “The Haunting.”
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV will be tackling the project, along with Paramount TV. This will be the first scripted Netflix series for Amblin TV. Paramount TV previously did “13 Reasons Why” and upcoming series “Maniac” for Netflix. Both companies previously collaborated together on Fox series “Minority Report.”