It's being called a "modern re-imagining" of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel, "The Haunting of Hill House," per Deadline.
Robert Wise directed the subtle 1963 black-and-white film, which documents a quartet investigating a notoriously haunted mansion. Julie Harris starred as the fragile Nell, for whom the house holds particular interest; alongside Claire Bloom as a stylish psychic; Richard Johnson as the doctor conducting the experiment; and Russ Tamblyn ("Twin Peaks") as the skeptical heir who's there to protect his inheritance.
Flanagan -- who's demonstrated his skill with psychological horror -- will write, direct and executive produce the series.
Enjoy the shivery trailer for the original film.
Dr. John Markway, an anthropologist with an interest in psychic phenomena, takes two specially selected women to Hill House, a reportedly haunted mansion. Eleanor (Julie Harris), a lonely, eccentric woman with a supernatural event in her past, and the bold Theodora (Claire Bloom), who has ESP, join John and the mansion's heir, cynical Luke (Russ Tamblyn). They are immediately overwhelmed by strange sounds and events, and Eleanor comes to believe the house is alive and speaking directly to her. Read More