Netflix is rounding out the cast for “The Haunting of Hill House,” which will be a new series adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s popular novel ($9 on Amazon). Fans might remember Gugino from her roles in film, movies, or the stage. A few hits on her long-list of credits are titles like “San Andreas,” “Sin City,” “American Gangster,” “Watchmen,” “Spy Kids” and the upcoming “Elizabeth Harvest”. TV fans might remember her from hits like “Wayward Pines,” “Entourage” and “Roadies”.
The latest stars added to the project are Carla Gugino (Watchmen, The Space Between Us) and Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adaline, Game of Thrones). As we stated earlier, Netflix is calling the series “a modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel,” but the video-streaming service hasn’t set a release-date at this time.
This is a reteaming for the actress and director Mike Flanagan after starring in his feature film, the upcoming Stephen King feature adaptation Gerald’s Game, also for Netflix.
The company did confirm that the the series will have a 10-episode first season, and the production is from Amblin TV and Paramount TV. The Executive Producers on the series are Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank.
The castings come one-week after Netflix announced a new graphic-novel adaptation called “The Umbrella Academy“. That series adaptation will be produced by Universal Cable Productions. The show is based on the popular, Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way (of My Chemical Romance) and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. Fans can expect that series to hit Netflix in 2018.
Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) will serve as executive producer and showrunner for that show, with additional executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment. Gerard Way will serve as co-executive producer. The pilot script was adapted from the comic book series by Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist).