'The Haunting of Hill House' set to return for second season with actors coming back to play different characters
Netflix's original series, The Haunting of Hill House, has been a huge success this Halloween season, with die-hard fans still poring over every minute detail to find some extra scares.
The show, which is based on the 1959 psychological gothic horror novel by Shirley Jackson, has been praised by critics and fans alike for its engaging characters and haunting atmosphere. Certainly, if you've watched the ten episodes of the series closely, you would have noticed a number of hidden spectral figures lurking in certain shots, and now, it appears that we might have more terrifying moments to look forward to.
Yup folks, it appears that The Haunting of Hill House is set to return for a second season.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Carla Gugino, who plays Olivia Crain in the series, was very optimistic that she and her co-stars would be returning to Hill House in the future.
"Mike Flanagan said he would be interested in the notion of an anthology, where some actors come back to play different characters," Gugino revealed.
"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."
This comes after Carla's onscreen husband, Michiel Huisman, said that the cast had already had conversations about what a second season could look like with director, Mike Flanagan.
"I think that one of the crazy things about [Flanagan] 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," he stated.
As both actors insinuated, there is a chance that The Haunting of Hill House could follow in the footsteps of another popular television series, American Horror Story, by making anthology entries and spin-offs.
Michiel continued, "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."
I mean, given the remarkable popularity of the horror show, we'd be surprised if the streaming service didn't plan on returning to Hill House soon.
In related news, Flanagan recently revealed that the series nearly had an alternate ending - and it was a cliffhanger.
Thankfully, the producers quickly decided against it. "It didn't look like anything I'd want out there in the world, which is why we abandoned it quickly," Flanagan told TVLine. "It was part of the very, very early conversations we had about it, but it never really took a shape that I'd want to talk about."
Well, it appears that we're going to be traumatised again, folks.