'Game of Thrones' Favorite to Star in 'Haunting of Hill House' Series for Netflix (Exclusive)

Michiel Huisman is the first actor cast in the streaming giant's reboot of the feature film (and book).
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Michiel Huisman

Michiel Huisman is headed for Netflix.

The Game of Thrones favorite has been tapped to star in the streaming giant's The Haunting of Hill House reboot.

Ordered straight to series, the 10-episode drama is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel. The story centers on four people living in an 80-year-old mansion. 

Huisman will take on the role of 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.

Mike Flanagan (Absentia, Oculus) will write, direct and executive produce the Paramount Television drama alongside producing partner Trevor Macy. Amblin TV's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will also exec produce. 

The Haunting of Hill House was adapted twice for the big screen: in 1963, and in 1999 as The Haunting with Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor. The latter grossed more than $177 million at the box office.

Huisman has become quite the in-demand leading man since his breakout role as Daario Naharis on HBO's Game of Thrones. His credits include Orphan Black, Nashville, Treme as well feature The Age of Adaline. He's repped by UTA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and attorney Frank Stewart.

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