Hill House creator Mike Flanagan has spoken out about what it would take to make the third season.
talking to Entertainment Weekly, he reaffirmed that there are currently no plans for a third installment, adding that what will be needed for more: “One of the things that defines The Hunting Anthology for me is that they are both so far over existing. Updating and riffing are about classical literature.”
The Haunting of Hill House is based on the novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, while The Haunting of Bailey Manor is based on Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw.
“If the stars align in such a way that we decide to go back to the world of Hunting, there will have to be so much more on the track that we have set up,” Flanagan said. “It has to be with the right piece of IP, it has to be with the right ghost-centric story, and it has to really fit in with the Bailey and Hill House.”
Back in December 2020, Flanagan said Twitter: “There are no plans for more chapters at the moment. Never say never, of course, but right now we’re focusing on a full slate of other [Intrepid] Projects for 2021 and beyond. If things change we’ll let absolutely everyone know!”
Although Flanagan isn’t returning to the haunting anthology just yet, she’s got another Netflix series coming soon — Midnight Mass, set to release this month. It follows a mysterious priest on isolated Crockett Island, who soon sees unspeakable events (or are they miracles?) beginning to happen.
“Midnight Mass was always so original and important and personal, it never felt like it was ever going to be a part of that universe,” Flanagan explained.
Stephen King has already praised the new series, so expect a lot of great things when Midnight Mass arrives this September 24. Until then, check out our guide to the best Netflix shows to fill out your watchlist.