Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy have signed a multi-year overall series deal with Netflix under which the prolific horror feature team will make a follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House, their first series for the global streamer.
Under the deal, writer-director Flanagan and producer Macy, whose Intrepid Pictures has made theatrical hits including Ouija: Origin Of Evil, The Strangers and Oculus as well as several films for Netflix, will develop and produce new series exclusively for Netflix. The second chapter of their The Haunting anthology series will appear in 2020 with a new story and new characters.
Intrepid will continue to make features outside the Netflix deal. Macy and Flanagan, who began their partnership seven years ago, are currently in post-production on Doctor Sleep, a Stephen King adaptation, starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson, for Warner Bros, and Eli, to be released globally by Netflix later this year.
The Haunting of Hill House, a reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic horror novel produced with Paramount Television and Amblin Television, made its debut on Netflix last October and was nominated in the new series category of this year’s Writers Guild of America awards.
Netflix vice president of original content Cindy Holland said of the deal: “Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away. We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”
Flanagan and Macy added: “Netflix has been an important part of our story, and we’re proud to have worked with them on The Haunting of Hill House, not to mention Gerald’s Game, Hush, and Before I Wake. They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more.”