If We See a Second Season of THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE It Will Focus on Different Characters
I love what director Mike Flanagan and his team did with the series adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House. In my mind it’s a perfectly made horror series that manages to tell a powerful story, and at the same time scare the living shit out of people.
I’ve actually been wondering how a second season would be handled if the Netflix decided to move forward with one. Any kind of story that deals with the Crain family could ruin what the first season delivered, and because of that, if Flanagan does end up developing a season 2, it will focus on a completely different group of characters.
While talking to EW, the filmmaker was asked about a sequel, and this is what he said:
“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.”
Not every series needs a second season, but if we do get one for The Haunting of Hill House, I’m happy with where Flanagan’s mindset is. There’s no reason to touch on the Crain’s story anymore. But I’d totally be open to seeing another great horror story that focuses on a new group of people. This could work as an anthology series.
Flanagan went on to to say, “I think more than anything, the show is about haunted places and haunted people, as Steve says, and there’s no shortage of either. So, there’s any number of things we could do, in or out of Hill House.”
I just hope that the same creative team that brought us Season 1 will return for Season 2.
What do you think about what Flanagan had to say about how he would handle The Haunting of Hill House Season 2?