It was first reported back in April of this year that Netflix Series “The Haunting of Hill House” was getting a 10-episode series, a modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel, which has already been adapted to the screen twice in 1963 and 1999 as feature films titled The Haunting. And even more exiting news, filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Oculus, Hush) is writing, directing and executive producing.
Well, THR is reporting today that “Game of Thrones” star Michiel Huisman has joined the cast. The story centers on four people living in an 80-year-old mansion, and Huisman will play the role of Steven Crane, the oldest Crane sibling and a published writer of supernatural books
“The book tells 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.”
Trevor Macy will also executive produce alongside Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.