Filmmaker Mike Flanagan has proven to be one of the most interesting and unique voices working within the horror genre these last few years. From his debut ABSENTIA, to the cult festival hit OCULUS, to the prequel OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL, to last year’s sleeper Netflix hit HUSH, Flanagan has proven himself a force within the genre. And that relationship with Netflix has proven fruitful. The writer/director has just finished his adaptation of Stephen King’s novel GERALD’S GAME as a Netflix original movie, and it looks like he’s got another horror project set up with the streaming service.
Deadline reports that “Netflix has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled horror drama series from genre filmmaker Mike Flanagan, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and Paramount TV.” Yes, at the moment, it’s technically untitled, but it’s drawing its inspiration from Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE. That book, of course, inspired the classic 1963 Robert Wise film THE HAUNTING, long considered one of the best haunted house movies ever made. (The 1999 remake of the same name? Eh, not so much.)
This marks the first scripted Netflix series for Amblin TV. No more details at this time, and no word yet on when GERALD’S GAME will premiere, but we’ll keep you posted! Congrats, Mike!