Here’s How THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Season 2 Could Be Radically Different

Don’t watch Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix if you have important things to do. Calling it binge-worthy is an understatement; it’s more like genuinely addictive, and with 10 episodes, it could eat up an entire day or several successive evenings. If you haven’t seen The Haunting of Hill House for yourself yet, clear your calendar, put your phone on Do Not Disturb, and settle in for a viewing experience as heartfelt and poignant as it is terrifying.

Members of the Crain family endure a litany of tragedies, covering so many dark territories, even the “Happy Ending” feels subdued. We can take solace in knowing, at least, that if The Haunting of Hill House is renewed for a second season, at least the Crains will be off the hook: Flanagan has no desire to torment them any further.

Here’s what he said during a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly:

“I don’t want to speculate too much about season two until Netflix and Paramount and Amblin let us know if they want one. What I will say, though, is that as far as I’ve ever been concerned with this, the story of the Crain family is told. It’s done. I think that there are all sorts of different directions we could go in, with the house or with something completely different. I love the idea of an anthology as well. But to me, I felt like the Crains have been through enough, and we left them exactly as we all wanted to remember them, those of us who worked on it.”

Like Flanagan acknowledges, a second season isn’t even a sure thing yet, so it’s all just conjecture at present. Still, we’ll be keeping our ears to the ground in order to bring you updates as details emerge. You can check out the trailer and synopsis for The Haunting of Hill House below.

This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country… Now, adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. Some of those ghosts still lurk in their minds, while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. The ensemble cast includes Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, and Henry Thomas. Mike Flanagan, a veteran of the horror genre, created the series.

Have you seen The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix and, if so, what did you think of it? Would you like to see a second season without the Crain family? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!



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