Netflix has rounded out the cast of for the video-streaming service’s reimagining of “Haunting of Hill House,” adding Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, and Kate Siegel to the cast. The series will reunite them with writer/director/executive producer Mike Flanagan, as Henry and Elizabeth both starred in “Ouija: Origin of Evil”. Kate starred in (and co-wrote) “Hush,” and both Kate and Henry also starred in “Gerald’s Game”.
They join previously announced cast members Carla Gugino and Michael Huisman. The series’ 10-episode first season is from Amblin TV and Paramount TV, and the Executive Producers are Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The series will be based on Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, “The Haunting of Hill House” ($10 at Amazon).
It’s been a busy week for the Netflix PR department, over the last few days the company has announced that Shonda Rhimes‘ Shondaland Production is leaving ABC and coming to Netflix; the company confirmed a new teen-comedy called “Best Worst Weekend Ever“; and Allison Brie’s “GLOW” comedy was picked-up for a second-season. Earlier this month Netflix also announced that the Coen Brothers are writing and directed a new Western Anthology series called “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” and that David Letterman is coming out of retirement for a new series in 2018. In August Netflix also announced that the company has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publisher founded by Mark Millar, creator of such iconic characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan.
It’s been a mostly productive month for Netflix, with the only major setback occurring just last week when Disney announced that the company will be pulling most of its library from Netflix to start its own streaming service for fans.
As for “Haunting of Hill House,” Netflix hasn’t set a premiere date or released any trailers at this time, but more information on the adaptation will be released as the series moves into production.