First series to be made for Netflix by Amblin Entertainment: The Haunting of Hill House

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The Haunting of Hill House is an American supernatural horror web television series created by Mike Flanagan for Netflix, produced by Amblin Television and Paramount Television. The series is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. The plot alternates between two timelines, following five adult siblings whose paranormal experiences at Hill House continue to haunt them in present day. The series also features flashbacks to 1992,  depicting the events in Hill House leading up to the eventful night the family departed. The ensemble cast features Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel and Victoria Pedretti as the adult counterparts of the siblings. Carla Gugino and Henry Thomas portray Olivia and Hugh Crain, the parents, with Timothy Hutton appearing as an older version of Hugh.

Consisting of ten episodes, The Haunting of Hill House was released on October 12, 2018 on Netflix.

On April 10, 2017, Netflix announced that it had ordered a 10-episode adaptation of the classic horror novel The Haunting of Hill House, with Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy as executive producers, and Amblin Television and Paramount Television as co-production companies. It is the first scripted series to be made for Netflix by Amblin.

Production on the series began in October 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, with location filming in the city and its environs.

Bisham Manor, former name of the property located in LaGrange, served as the exterior of “Hill House”. Interior settings were filmed at EUE/Screen Gem Studios in Atlanta.

Plot

In the summer of 1992, Hugh and Olivia Crain and their children Steven, Shirley, Theodora, Luke, and Eleanor, move into Hill House to renovate the mansion in order to sell it and build their own house, designed by Olivia. However, due to unexpected repairs, they have to stay longer, and they begin to experience increasing paranormal phenomena that results in a tragic loss and the family fleeing from the house. Twenty-six years later, the Crain siblings and their estranged father reunite after tragedy strikes again, and they are forced to confront how their time in Hill House had affected each of them.

 

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