Written by Patti Pauley
Huge news this morning as word is Netflix has ordered a 10 episode series based on Shirley Jackson’s acclaimed novel, “The Haunting of Hill House” in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV, Paramount TV, and modern-day master of horror filmmaker Mike Flanagan.
As reported by Deadline, Amblin’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey who are set to executive produce, obtained the rights from Paramount and pitched the series to Netflix who has green-lit the upcoming horror series for production. Flanagan (Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Oculus, Before I wake) along with long-time partner Trevor Macy are also tapped as executive producers with Flanagan also wearing the writer and director hat.
This wouldn’t be the first roll in the hay as far as Netflix horror series’ are concerned for the genre duo as Flanagan and Macy are currently working on a series adaptation of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game for the popular streaming site, which we predict will premiere sometime later this year.
Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House” has been previously adapted twice theatrically, once in 1963 by Robert Wise, and again in 1999 directed by Jan de Bont and starring Liam Neeson, Own Wilson, Cathrine Zeta-Jones, and The Conjuring‘s Lili Taylor telling the tale of a group of people spending a summer in a mansion rich in haunted history and tales of the paranormal and soon realize the stories are not just old wives tales as the group begins to experience the supernatural and malevolent phenomena for themselves.