Amblin Entertainment took to Twitter yesterday to announce an extended cut version of Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House which debuted on Netflix last year.
Good news, @haunting fans! Just listed, new to the market. Why lease when you can own a lovely estate like Hill House, now even more spacious with director @flanaganfilm’s extended cut of the series! Preorder now, this House is priced to move.https://t.co/2E02P76lAs
— Amblin (@amblin) August 16, 2019
In response, Flanagan also took to Twitter explaining that the news had been released just a tad bit earlier than he had intended but that he’d had a “blast restoring several episodes back to their original form.”
Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House was the series everyone was talking about when it debuted on Netflix. Flanagan expanded on the novel’s original story, deepening the mythology of Hill House as an entity whose energy stalked a family long after they’d fled its halls in fear.
Each episode of the series was densely layered and complex so it will be interesting to see what, exactly, was cut initially for its Netflix debut.
Flanagan will soon be at work on the next season of The Haunting with a whole new story based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. The Haunting of Bly Manor is expected to debut as soon as next year on Netflix, though there is no set release date as of yet.
Hill House stars Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen have been announced to appear in the new season. The two played twin brother and sister Luke and Nell Crain, both of whom suffered heavily at the hands of the haunted home.
You can pre-order this new edition of The Haunting of Hill House on Amazon for $39.99.