Netflix announced this morning when we’ll finally be getting to see their upcoming adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House. The new series is poised to debut on the streaming service just in time for the Halloween season.
The Haunting of Hill House series originates from the 1959 Shirley Jackson novel of the same name. It tells a story revolving around the eighty year old Hill House mansion. Netflix dubs their version as a modern reimagining of Jackson’s novel. It’s described as “a complex family drama wrapped in a chilling horror story.”
Here’s Netflix’s official synopsis:
“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.”
Leading the cast are Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti. Lulu Wilson, McKenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Violet McGraw and Julian Hilliard are credited with roles as well.
The series is being developed by the collaborative duo of Amblin TV and Paramount Television. Mike Flanagan of Hush, Oculus and Gerald’s Game is helming the project as creator, director and executive producer. Meredith Averill is on board as co-showrunner and executive producer too.
There have been 2 prior adaptations of Jackson’s novel. Both went under the guise of The Haunting. The first was in 1963. But perhaps more renowned is the 1999 version which featured Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor.
We’ll see how the show compares to the Hollywood renditions in just a couple of months. The series will consist of 10 episodes and will begin streaming on Netflix as of Friday, October 12th.