It looks like Mike Flanagan will continue to bring the horror genre to the forefront on Netflix. After directing Hush and the upcoming Gerald's Game (based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King), the filmmaker is now working on a series adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House.

While Netflix hasn't officially commented on the status of the project, THR reveals that the streaming network has moved forward with an order for a "reimagining" of The Haunting of Hill House.

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

A premiere date and casting details have not yet been announced, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.

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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