So it looks like one of Slaver’s Bay’s newest peacekeepers might be leaving the world of Westeros for the world of Shirley Jackson, as The Hollywood Reporter reports that Game of Thrones‘ Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis) has been cast in The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix’s ten-episode reboot of the classic Jackson 1959 novel.
A modern re-imagining of the twice-adapted work, The Haunting of Hill House tells the tale of four people living in an 80-year-old mansion and the terrifying happenings that begin to unwind for all of them. Huisman will play Steven Crane, the oldest Crane child and a Stephen King-like writer of supernatural novels…with one in particular being a memoir about his family’s experiences at Hill House.
Mike Flanagan (Absentia, Oculus) will write, direct and executive produce the series along with producing partner Trevor Macy. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank from Amblin TV will also serve as executive producers.
Huisman has developed quite a reputation as a go-to actor as of late, with roles not only in Game of Thrones but also in Orphan Black (Cal Morrison) and Nashville (Liam McGuinnis). Along with The Haunting of Hill House, Huisman currently has seven projects currently in either the announced or production stages so questions remain as to level of involvement (if any) Husiman may have as Game of Thrones wraps-up its series run.
The Haunting of Hill House was originally adapted twice for the big screen, with 1999’s The Haunting (starring Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor) receiving a lukewarm reception from critics but grossing over $177 million at the box office.