Netflix’s upcoming supernatural series The Haunting of Hill House continues to build its cast, with a new young star who is no stranger to creepy houses. Mckenna Grace – who stars in Franck Khalfoun’s long-delayed Amityville: The Awakening, which will finally see screens next month – has been signed up, together with another little ‘un, Ready Player One’s Violet McGraw.
The pair join the assembled cast of Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Victoria Pedretti and Ouija: Origin of Evil/Annabelle: Creation star Lulu Wilson.
The 10-episode series is a contemporary reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel, which was first adapted by Robert Wise in 1963 for his masterfully terrifying horror classic The Haunting, later remade as a worthless mess of CGI and fright-free spooks in 1999 by Jan de Bont.
The series is written, directed and executive produced by horror fave Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil), who worked with Gugino for his upcoming Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game, also for Netflix.
Trevor Macy produces the series alongside Flanagan. Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will also exec produce.
Words: Kevan Farrow (KevanX)