Will there be a second season for the most talked about horror thriller and drama series? The Haunting of Hill House! I am keeping my fingers and toes cross(that’s how eager I am to have another season of the series very soon) that Mike Flanagan will stop with the guessing and give us The Haunting of Hill House fans to catch season 2.
The Haunting of Hill House is a contemporary reimagining Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same names and characters that follows five siblings and who grew up in the so call “most famous” house in America.
Years pass, they have grown into estranged adults fighting their inner demons. They’re reunited over the death of their youngest sister Nelli, which forces them to finally confront their ghost of past, present and future through the 10 part show. All of the siblings will explore the ghost in their mind along the ghost roaming in the house.
I don’t want to speculate too much as the mystery aspect behind the series is what makes me addicted to the characters (my utter favourite character will be hands down Theo) and story. But with that being said I do have many questions if there is a possibily of season and what direction does Mike Flanagan plan on proceeding with.
My tingling senses point to the season 2 of Hill House will pivot on the The Hill family, the ghosts that haunted the Crains family, swallowing them into the hell hole that is the house. As far as the story of the Crains family, their story has been told, I personally did not find the ending justifiable, and the Crains family went through such extreme circumstances just to find the little piece of happiness in expense of the loss of the mom, youngest sister and dad. Nevertheless their story has an ending with the red room “eating them”, I think that there are all sorts of different directions they 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. Its about time we dive into the Hill family and their hauntings. Where did it all begin, are they the ghosts or is the house itself haunted. Wouldn’t you want to find out what actually happened to the Hill Family?
The other option would be they make into entirely different story, almost Black Mirror style. A whole other story of haunted places and haunted people. Why limit to one haunting house right? Build a whole season of different characters and different atmospheric narrative.
All in all the series has made me a huge fan, but also quickly made a fan out of none other than Stephen King. The horror legend wrote a rave reaction to the series on Twitter, calling it “close to a work of genius.” If the words of a horror thriller luminary doesn’t make you want to start watching this series, I don’t know what can!