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Michiel Huisman joins Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House

Michiel Huisman

As announced a couple months ago, Mike Flanagan - one of the best directors working in the horror genre today, in my opinion - will be writing, directing, and executive producing a ten episode Netflix series based on the Shirley Jackson novel The Haunting of Hill House.

Described as a "modern reimagining" of Jackson's story, the series will center on 

four people living in an 80-year-old mansion. 

With the series heading toward production, the first casting announcement has been made. Michiel Huisman, who is perhaps best known for playing the role of Daario Naharis on Game of Thrones, has signed on to star in The Haunting of Hill House as 

Steven Crane, the oldest Crane sibling and a published writer of supernatural books — including a memoir about his family's time living at Hill House.

The Haunting of Hill House was previously adapted into a feature film in 1963. Titled THE HAUNTING, that film is considered by many to be one of the best horror movies ever made. A poorly received remake followed in 1999. 

There wasn't a Steven Crane character in either of those films. I couldn't say whether or not such a character is mentioned in the novel.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read Jackson's novel?
Source: THR

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