'No Plans' For More Series In The Haunting Anthology, Creator Confirms

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'No Plans' For More Series In The Haunting Anthology, Creator Confirms

There are 'no plans' for any more series in The Haunting anthology, the creator has confirmed.


Mike Flanagan has revealed he is now focusing on other projects and doesn't intend on following up The Haunting Of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor with a third instalment.

The creator was speaking to fans on Twitter. But while it was obviously a disappointment, he did hint that it might not be over forever.


One fan asked: "Hi Mike, any chance of another chapter of Haunting in the future?"

To which the 42-year-old filmmaker said: "At the moment there are no plans for more chapters. Never say never, of course, but right now we are focused on a full slate of other @intrepid projects for 2021 and beyond. If things change we will absolutely let everyone know!"

Intrepid Pictures is a production company founded in 2004 and co-run by Flanagan. It produced 2019 horror Doctor Sleep, which was directed by Flanagan and starred Ewan McGregor.


And though one excited fan proposed the idea of a take on the 1971 book and 1973 movie The Legend of Hell House, Flanagan put paid to that.

He responded: "Those rights are spoken for, we looked into it a few years ago. Agree, it's terrific."

Let's just hope he manages to find a compelling enough story to bring him back for a third time around.


For those of you who aren't well-versed on the show, the first season, The Haunting of Hill House, is based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel of the same name and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the five Crain family siblings, each of whom are dealing with repressed trauma and PTSD following their childhoods growing up in the super creepy Hill House.

This second series centres on Bly Manor, which is the name of the (haunted) house in classic horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

Mike Flanagan said there were no plans for another series in The Haunting anthology. Credit: PA
Mike Flanagan said there were no plans for another series in The Haunting anthology. Credit: PA

The novella, written in 1898, tells the story of a governess who goes to Bly Manor to look after two recently orphaned children Miles and Flora, who were under the care of their uncle and had been looked after by housekeeper Mrs Grose.


The governess quickly begins to suspect there is something not quite right about the children - and becomes convinced something sinister is at work in the house and grounds.

I won't give away too much if you're yet to dip your toe into this particularly murky world, but probably best not to watch it alone.

Flanagan's next project is similarly creepy. Midnight Mass is another supernatural horror series, which will consist of seven episodes, and is set to land on Netflix at some point in the near future.

Flanagan announced the series had wrapped filming on 16 December.


Responding to one fan saying: 'Midnight Mass is coming!', the writer-director said: "Damn right it is!"

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Topics: Movies, Horror, US Entertainment, Netflix

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