Mike Flanagan, the creator and director of Netflix’s horror hit series The Haunting Of Hill House, has been talking about what he’d do if the show got picked up for a second season.
The show, which is based on a book of the same name by Shirley Jackson, wrapped up its story rather neatly in its first season. The original book has no sequel, but given the show’s success on Netflix, the streaming service could yet ask Flanagan to expand on season 1’s ideas for a second batch of episodes.
Chatting to EW, here’s what Flanagan said about that possibility:
“I don’t want to speculate too much about season two until Netflix and Paramount and Amblin let us know if they want one. What I will say, though, is that as far as I’ve ever been concerned with this, the story of the Crain family is told. It’s done. I think that there are all sorts of different directions we could go in, with the house or with something completely different. I love the idea of an anthology as well. But to me, I felt like the Crains have been through enough, and we left them exactly as we all wanted to remember them, those of us who worked on it. We toyed with a cliffhanger ending and we toyed with other ideas, but ultimately, in the writers’ room and with the cast and everything else, we really felt like the story demanded a certain kind of closure from us and we were happy to close the book on that family.”
So, as it stands, Netflix hasn’t officially asked for a second season. And if they do, Flanagan would rather focus on a different family than bring back the Crains. Interesting times!
As we hear more, we’ll be sure to let you know.