Netflix has released an official trailer for “Haunting of Hill House,” a reimagining of the classic expected to release on the platform on October 12th. The new release should be perfect for the weeks leading up to Halloween, giving viewers something new to binge over the next few weekends.
The new version will star Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, and Kate Siegel, teaming up with writer, director, and executive producer Mike Flanagan. Both Henry and Elizabeth starred in “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” and Kate starred in “Hush,” which were both former projects of Flanagan. We should also mention that Kate and Henry also starred in “Gerald’s Game” together, so everyone should know each other rather well in the cast. Other stars include Carla Gugino and Michael Huisman.
“The Haunting of Hill House” is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel of the same name, about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Netflix teased the story adding, “Now adults, they’re reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts… some which lurk in their minds… and some which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.” Netflix ordered a 10-episode first season from Amblin TV and Paramount TV, fans of the genre can watch the first official trailer below.
The Executive Producers for the new series are Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Netflix subscribers should also be on the lookout for the sci-fi thriller “What/If,” starring Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Ware, Juan Castano, Keith Powers and Saamer Usmani. The social-thriller explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material, and the power of a single fateful decision to change the trajectory of an entire life.