Classic horror novel The Haunting of Hill House will be given a new lease of life with the launch of a brand new Netflix adaptation, out in time for the Halloween season.
The modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic story explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past – some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.
The series will arrive on Netflix on Friday 12 October with some first look images below:
A Netflix spokesman said: “Created, directed and executive-produced by horror mastermind Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus, Gerald’s Game), The Haunting of Hill House is a complex family drama wrapped in a chilling horror story.”
Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society), Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti star, as well as Lulu Wilson, McKenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Violet McGraw and Julian Hilliard.
The gothic novel has twice been adapted for the big screen. American icon of cinema Robert Wise was first to bring the story to Hollywood in 1963’s The Haunting. The second adaptation – also called The Haunting – came in 1999 from director Jan de Bont, starring Liam Neeson, Lili Taylor, Catherine Zeta Jones and Owen Wilson.
Trevor Macy serves as executive producer alongside Flanagan with Meredith Averill as co-showrunner and executive producer and Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank also executive producing.
The Haunting of Hill House is produced for Netflix by Amblin TV and Paramount Television.