Netflix Turns ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ into Anthology Series
More scary chapters await you
Horror-thriller fans are getting another “The Haunting” installment to keep them up at night. Following the success of “The Haunting of Hill House,” Netflix has entered into a multi-year deal with Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy to turn the show into an anthology series. The original installment offered viewers a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel,m and the team is coming back to scare viewers once again. After being released in October 2018, the show quickly picked up award nominations from the Motion Picture Sound Editors, Writers Guild of America, and Art Directors Guild.
Netflix confirmed today that the deal with Flanagan and Macy will have the duo developing and producing new series exclusively for Netflix, including an all-new chapter in “The Haunting” anthology, with the next installment chronicling a new story with all new characters.
“Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content at Netflix. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”
“Netflix has been an important part of our story, and we’re proud to have worked with them on The Haunting of Hill House, not to mention Gerald’s Game, Hush, and Before I Wake,” said Flanagan and Macy. “They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more.”
In features, which are separate from this deal, Flanagan and Macy are in post-production on “Doctor Sleep,” the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 follow-up to his seminal novel “The Shining,” starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson, at Warner Bros. Pictures, for a November 8, 2019 release.
Flanagan directed and penned the adaptation, while Macy produced with Jon Berg. Intrepid is also in post-production on Eli, directed by Ciaran Foy and produced by Macy, which will be released on Netflix globally later this year.
Macy and Flanagan make official their prolific seven-year partnership, which has generated six movies and a series, under the Intrepid Pictures banner. Intrepid will continue to produce both television and features; so far the partnership has resulted in six films including “Gerald’s Game,” “Oculus,” and “Hush” as well as Netflix’s first original horror series “The Haunting of Hill House.”