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Everything You Need To Know About The Haunting Of Hill House Season Two

Everything You Need To Know About The Haunting Of Hill House Season Two

Here's all the signs that a second series of the slow-building horror could be on the cards.

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews

Netflix series The Haunting Of Hill House was only released earlier this month, and the rumour mill is already in overdrive over a second season of the 'slow-building' horror.

Director Mike Flanagan adapted the series from from Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel of the same name.

The original book followed a paranormal investigator who had rented out the haunted house, bringing with him fellow ghost-hunters and believers of the supernatural, although Netflix took the series into a different direction.

But will a second series actually go ahead? Here's everything you need to know.

Is a second series actually a possibility?

A number of the main stars from the first season have spoken about a second series already.

"It'll be interesting to see what Mike [Flanagan, the director] and Netflix and Paramount, what they all decide to do," said actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who plays Luke Crain in the show.

He continued: "There's millions of different options, they could continue on and have it a couple of years on and how the remaining Crains are dealing with it.

"They could go back and tell the story of the Hills at Hill House, they could do an anthology. There's so many options that they can toy with here which I think makes it so exciting to be part of a show like this."

As for Michiel Huisman (Steven Crain): "We could go back to the house and I'm the gatekeeper of the house, maybe. Or we could do more of an anthology. I like that."

Michiel did cast doubt on a second season, saying it all depended on the audience reaction - that was before the show received rave reviews from master of the horror genre Stephen King and viewers alike.

"I have no idea, if we were ever to make a season two, what that would look like. I'm up for anything," he said.

"This could be more, for me. But that really depends on the audience; if it's going to be successful or not, if people like it.

"The cool thing about Netflix is we can very easily see if people watch it or not. And then we'll start a conversation about whether or not we'll make season two."


What could a second series be based on?

While the two films stayed close to the story, the Netflix adaptation was only loosely based on Shirley's novels.

This obviously means a second series could head in absolutely any direction Mike wants to take it. The critically acclaimed director has spoken about these possibilities too.

"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," Mike explained to Entertainment Weekly.

"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."

He added: "That said, I think more than anything, the show is about haunted places and haunted people, as Steve says, and there's no shortage of either."


And who could it star?

Showrunner Mike has been pretty clear that if a second series did go ahead, it wouldn't centre around the Crain family.

This could mean that the cast from the original series won't return, although they could well make cameos in their roles in season two. If a new family is introduced, we could see a whole host of stars.

The Haunting of Hill House season one starred Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel.

Victoria Pedretti, Lulu Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Violet McGraw, and Julian Hilliard also appeared in the Netflix series.


Is there a release date?

A second series has not officially been announced, meaning there's definitely no word on a release date.

If it does happen, fans will be hoping that Netflix chooses to release the series in October again, just to add to all the spookiness.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV Entertainment, Netflix, Haunting Of Hill House