9:43am PT by Kate Stanhope
'Haunting of Hill House' TV Series Set at Netflix
Netflix is diving into the horror genre.
A TV series adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House is set at the streaming giant, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Netflix declined to comment.
Ordered straight to series, the untitled project is described as a reimagining of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel. The story centers on four people living in an 80-year-old mansion.
Mike Flanagan, known for his work helming horror films such as Absentia and Oculus, will write, direct and executive produce along with his producing partner, Trevor Macy, as well as Amblin TV's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV will exec produce with Paramount Television.
Ten episodes have been ordered.
Paramount TV also exec produces the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which recently was renewed for a third season ahead of its season two premiere. The studio is also behind the upcoming Emma Stone-Jonah Hill dark comedy Maniac, which will premiere on the streamer.
This marks the first series from Amblin TV to land at Netflix. The two companies recently collaborated on the documentary Five Came Back.
The Haunting of Hill House was adapted twice for the big screen, in 1963 and more recently 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.
The untitled adaptation joins an ever-expanding list of Netflix original dramas that includes House of Cards, Bloodline, Sense8, Narcos, Stranger Things, The Get Down, The Crown, The OA and the recently launched 13 Reasons Why, as well as the Marvel slate that includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the upcoming Defenders.