The Haunting of Hill House Creator Reveals What It Would Take To Make Third Season
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The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan has revealed what it would take for a third season to get made.
Fans of The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor may be disappointed to learn there are no plans for a third season.
However, Flanagan didn't completely rule out the idea as long as one condition was met - the perfect ghost story was found.
Both Hill House and Bly Manor were based upon older works and were given a new spin by Flanagan.
The Haunting of Hill House was loosely based on Shirley Jackson's gothic horror story of the same name, and centred on the Crain family across two different timelines - one in which they had first moved to Hill House, and the family's struggles in the present day to comes to terms with the ghostly goings on they'd encountered while living there.
The Haunting of Bly Manor had its origins in Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw, which followed a nanny who took on the job of looking after two young children at the (very haunted) Bly Manor.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Flanagan explained he would need to find an equally as spooky story to make a third season.
He said: "If the stars align in such a way that we decide to go back into the Haunting world, it would have to be so much on that track that we've set up.
"It would have to be with the right piece of IP, it would have to be with the right ghost-centric story, and it would have to really fit with Bly and Hill House."
But for those of you missing your spooky fix, there's not too long to wait until Flanagan's brand new series Midnight Mass lands on Netflix.
The new show will arrive on 24 September, and unlike the Haunting series it isn't based upon a previous work.
A synopsis for the new series explains: "Midnight Mass introduces Crockett Island, an isolated island community that experiences miraculous events - and frightening omens - following the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest."
And its creator has teased fans that it could be the best thing he's worked on yet.
MIDNIGHT MASS is coming 9/24... and the full trailer lands one week from today. @midnightmass pic.twitter.com/TCLctE0Kw9
- Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) September 2, 2021
Writing on Twitter, Flanagan said: "I'm just going to admit it... Midnight Mass is my favourite project so far.
"As a former altar boy, about to celebrate three years of sobriety, it's not had to see what makes this so personal.
"The ideas at the root of this show scare me to my core."