The Haunting of Hill House that graced Netflix on October 12, 2018, with its first season is one of the best gothic, supernatural drama out there. The show was wildly appreciated and followed and was known as an “effective ghost story.”
The first season of the show is loosely based on the novel, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson in 1959. It was directed and created by Mike Flanagan. Fortunately, the series has been renewed for Season 2 and is expected to release sometime in 2020. No official date has been confirmed.
What Did the First Season Entail? And How Will the Second Season Turn About?
The first season saw the Crain family move to live in the Hill House to renovate and then, sell it. The Crain family has seven members with Hugh and Olivia Crain as parents and their five kids – Steven, Shirley, Theodora, Luke and Eleanor.
Over their course of reparations and extended stay, the family begin to face paranormal activities and eventually flee the house after personal losses.
Twenty-six years later, the now older siblings return along with their separated father and face devastating memories together.
The cast includes Henry Thomas and Timothy Hutton as Hugh Crain, Carla Gugino as Olivia Crain, Michiel Huisman and Paxton Singleton as Steven Crain, Elizabeth Reaser and Lulu Wilson as Shirley Crain, Kate Siegel and McKenna Grace as Theodora Crain, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Julian Hilliard as Luke Crain and Victoria Pedretti and Violet McGraw as Eleanor “Nell” Crain Vance.
The second season comes with a lot of twists and turns that fans didn’t expect. It is based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. The creator, Mike Flanagan, mentioned that the second season would not entail the Crain’s story.
It is done with and would deal with new characters, since, it has been renewed as an anthology series. Some of the previous actors from Season one would be back to portray different characters.
Future Plans of the Franchise:
Season two is up and coming in 2020. Since the series is an anthology, it is quite unclear as to what the future of the Franchise will be. However, season 2 is eagerly awaited and is going to be equally exciting and chilling. Flanagan has commented:
“For Henry James fans, it is going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it is going to be unbelievably scary.