Netflix has announced that they are developing a horror series which will be a modern-day adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House. Netflix has ordered ten episodes of the series. The Haunting of Hill House has already been adapted into two movies, the first was in 1963 and the second was the Liam Neeson version released in 1999. They both simply named: The Haunting.
The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a ‘haunting’; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
The series is being produced by Steven Spielberg and his Amblin TV and it’s being created by Mike Flanagan.