Following his multi-faceted performance as David in Karyn Kusama's The Invitation, Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) is the first actor set to join Netflix's series adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House.

According to THR, Huisman will play "Steven Crane, the oldest Crane sibling and a published writer of supernatural books — including a memoir about his family's time living at Hill House."

A ten-episode series, The Haunting of Hill House adaptation will be written, directed, and executive produced by Mike Flanagan, and his frequent collaborator, Trevor Macy, on board as an executive produce. Amblin TV and Paramount TV are also executive producing the project.

The Haunting of Hill House has come to life twice before in big screen adaptations (in 1963 and 1999). For those unfamiliar with the novel, here is the synopsis:

"First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's 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."

Source: THR
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