Last year we found out that Netflix had given The Haunting of Hill House a 10-episode straight to series order. The show would come from Mike Flanagan, Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin TV, and Paramount Television.
After that it was revealed that the cast would include Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, and Kate Siegel.
Now Netflix has released an official trailer for The Haunting of Hill House, which you can find below along with more info.
The show is based on author Shirley Jackson‘s 1959 novel of the same name. Here’s a description of the book from Amazon:
The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre.
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.
Flanagan wrote, directed, and executive produced the series. He previously wrote and directed Oculus, Hush, Absentia, and Ouija: Origin of Evil, as well as Before I Wake and the Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game for Netflix. Another King adaptation he’s currently working on is Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining.
The Haunting of Hill House is set to arrive on Netflix on October 12th.
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 hauntedhouse in America. 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.