We’re getting a new chapter in The Haunting series! Netflix has announced that Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy have signed an overall deal with the streaming service to develop and produce new projects, including a new chapter in The Haunting series, which won’t have any connection to Season 1, The Haunting of Hill House. The next installment chronicles a new story with all new characters. You can check out the Instagram tease from the show below.
The teaser quotes Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw: “The terrace and the whole place, the lawn and the garden beyond it, all I could see of the park, were empty with a great emptiness.” The plot of the horror novel takes place at the country house name Bly, and the new chapter will be called The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Beginning with this new deal, Macy and Flanagan make official their prolific seven-year partnership, which has generated six movies and a series, under the Intrepid Pictures banner. Intrepid will continue to produce both television and features; so far the partnership has resulted in six films including Gerald’s Game, Oculus, and Hush as well as Netflix’s first original horror series The Haunting of Hill House, a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, produced with Paramount Television and Amblin Television.
“Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content at Netflix. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”
“Netflix has been an important part of our story, and we’re proud to have worked with them on The Haunting of Hill House, not to mention Gerald’s Game, Hush, and Before I Wake,” said Flanagan and Macy. “They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more.”
In features, which are separate from this deal, Flanagan and Macy are in post-production on Doctor Sleep, the feature adaptation of Stephen King’s 2013 follow-up to his seminal novel The Shining, starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson, at Warner Bros. Pictures, for a November 8, 2019 release. Flanagan directed and penned the adaptation, while Macy produced with Jon Berg. Intrepid is also in post-production on Eli, directed by Ciaran Foy and produced by Macy, which will be released on Netflix globally later this year.
The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, produced with Paramount Television and Amblin Television. After being released in October 2018, the show quickly became an online sensation generating strong reviews and garnering award nominations from the Motion Picture Sound Editors, Writers Guild of America, and Art Directors Guild. In addition to Flanagan and Macy, the show was executive produced by Meredith Averill and Co-Presidents of Amblin Television Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.