“Hush” and “Ouija: Origin of Evil” director Mike Flanagan is spearheading a ten-episode, straight to series adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel “The Haunting of Hill House” which will be produced by Amblin TV and Paramount TV for streaming giant Netflix.
Considered one of the greatest spook stories of the 20th century, “The Haunting of Hill House” has been adapted to the screen as the acclaimed 1963 film “The Haunting” and a widely panned 1999 remake. The story follows a group of people, under the leadership of a paranormal investigator, staying the weekend in an eight decades old haunted house.
Flanagan will write and direct the project himself, and will also executive produce with Trevor Macy. This marks the first scripted Netflix series for Amblin TV following their first three-part documentary series “Five Came Back” which debuted the other week. Amblin TV also produces “The Americans,” while Paramount TV is behind “13 Reasons Why,” “Berlin Station” and the upcoming shows “Maniac,” “Jack Ryan” and “The Alienist”.
Flanagan recently adapted Stephen King’s “Gerald’s Game” into an original film which will hit Netflix later this year.