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Netflix Orders Haunting Of Hill House TV Series

Netflix is going supernatural for its next original series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming platform has ordered an adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, a 1959 novel that follows four people who spend their summer in a supernatural mansion.

The show has been ordered straight-to-series for 10 episodes, and it comes from director Mike Flanagan (Before I Wake, Oculus), who will write, direct, and executive produce. According to Variety, the series will be a modern re-imagining of the classic book.

Jackson's novel has been adapted twice befor with both the 1963 and 1999 versions titled The Haunting. The 1963 movie was written and directed by Robert Wise (West Side Story) and stars Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn, while the 1999 version came from Jan de Bont (Twister) and features Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, and Lili Taylor. The most recent film was a critical flop, earning only a 17 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and garnering a number of Razzie Award nominations, including for worst picture (which it lost to Wild Wild West). The 1963 version is much more revered, with an 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The show is still in its early stages, so no premiere date has been set yet. Netflix already has a pretty packed slate, with series like Jessica Jones, Master of None, and Sense8 gearing up for returns, and new shows and movies like GLOW, War Machine, and The Defenders nearing their premiere dates. While we wait for The Haunting of Hill House, take a look at some of the best shows and movies Netflix has released thus far.