It’s exciting news for fans of the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House – a second series is looking more and more likely.
The first series of the horror, based on Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, was released in October, receiving rave reviews from people who like being freaked out. Indeed, there were reports of people passing out watching the show, while cast members said they were seeing things and struggling to sleep during filming.
But thankfully, for those who have just about got over the trauma, it looks like a second series could be in the pipeline – which is unsurprising when you consider its immense popularity.
In a recent interview, Carla Gugino, who plays Olivia Crain, indicated that director Mike Flanagan might be up for making an anthology style series.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, she said: “Mike Flanagan said he would be interested in the notion of an anthology, where some actors come back to play different characters.
“I think he feels like he has told the complete story of the Crain family. But if I was invited and I was able to, I would really love to, just because I do love to collaborate with him.”
The comments follow similar indications from Micheil Huisman (Steven Crain), who has previously suggested that a spin-off of some form could be on the cards.
According to JOE, he said: “Well, you know what, very early on, when we were still shooting this show, we had conversations about what a second season could look like.
“I think that one of the crazy things about Mike is that he is an infinite well of ideas and stories. I don’t think he ever sleeps. There are possibilities – if the show is a hit – to create a second season and still be in this world of Hill House.
“But I could also totally see [Flanagan] pitch an idea where we just do a spin-off. Film an anthology series and take it in a completely different direction. We have to wait and see.
“That’s one of the cool things about Netflix, they’re open to anything.”
In the meantime, if you just can’t wait for whatever terrifying spin-off might be in store for us next, why not re-watch the first series and play a game of ‘spot the creepy ghost’?
… There’s bound to be loads you missed – see them all here.
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