Netflix is unleashing first-looks at The Haunting of Hill House, the streaming service’s series adaptation of Shirley Jackson‘s classic horror novel starring Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), and Timothy Hutton (American Crime). Created and executive-produced by director Mike Flanagan (Hush, Oculus), the 10-episode gothic thriller is set to premiere on Friday, October 12 (so close but yet so far from a cool “Friday the 13th” tie-in).
Here’s a look at the photo gallery of Netflix’s first-look images for The Haunting of Hill House:
Described as “a modern reimagining” of Shirley Jackson’s iconic gothic horror novel from 1959, The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past — some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.
The Haunting of Hill House also stars Elizabeth Reaser (Manhunt: Unabomber), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Emerald City), Henry Thomas (Gerald’s Game), Kate Siegel (Hush), Victoria Pedretti (Sole), Lulu Wilson (Sharp Objects), McKenna Grace (Designated Survivor), Paxton Singleton (Alice Fades Away), Violet McGraw (Love), and Julian Hilliard (Never Goin’ Back).
Co-showrunner Meredith Averill (Jane the Virgin) will also executive produce, alongside Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV and Paramount Television serve as the production studios.
Here’s publisher Penguin Classics summary of the novel The Haunting of Hill House:
“First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a “haunting”; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.”