Netflix has given a 10 episode order for ‘The Haunting of Hill House‘ from director Mike Flanagan, Amblin TV and Paramount based on the 1959 novel by author Shirley Jackson. Finalist for the National Book Award and considered one of the best literary ghost stories published during the 20th century, it has been made into two feature films and a play.
Deadline reports the project is a modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, considered one of the best ghost stories of the 20th century. It originated with Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, fans of the book, who tracked its rights to Paramount Television. Flanagan was tapped to write, direct and executive produce and his producing partner, Trevor Macy, to executive produce a potential TV series adaptation. The pitch was sold to Netflix for development, which led to the straight-to-series order. Frank and Falvey also executive produce.
The Haunting of Hill House has been adapted to the screen twice as the 1963 and 1999 features, both titled The Haunting.
Flanagan and Macy have previously worked together as writer/director and producer, respectively on the features Oculus, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Hush and Netflix’s upcoming film Gerald’s Game, based on Stephen King’s novel.
We love Mike Flanagan’s work and are looking forward to ‘Gerald’s Game’ on Netflix. This project seems like a great fit for him and Netflix.