The Haunting of Hill House May Become an Anthology Series
The story of the Crain family has wrapped up but that doesn’t mean the show won’t continue.
By Chris Morse
Netflix’s hit horror show, The Haunting of Hill House, may have cleanly wrapped up the story of the Crain family but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for the series. While earlier reports suggested that the story would have to go in a different direction if the show continued, new comments from actress Carla Gugino have given us a little more to go on with respect to where the series might go from here.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gugino spoke at length about her career and professional collaboration before touching on The Haunting of Hill House and its potential future. For starters, she had some very interesting insight into what made this show different from a horror perspective and what key themes and elements played into her character.
Because the genre is heightened with Hill House, it was very important to me that you're watching a woman who is losing her mind, or might be losing her mind, and what are the judgments about mental illness? This is a woman who is coming from a very clear perspective of wanting to protect her family and her children from the fate of the world, and I think we're in a moment in time where we are really afraid for our kids. We are afraid to send our kids to school. It was important to me that it wasn't just the trope of, "This is the crazy woman in the house." But rather, this is a mother-cub instinct taken to its nth degree. You could look at Hill House as a study on grief, loss, what is insane and not insane. People have been moved by Hill House, something that theoretically could just be a really scary show.
In addition, she also dished on what creator Mike Flanagan has been thinking about the possibility of them doing another season. Apparently, the idea of this series being an anthology may be in the cards, which could open the door for Gugino and other stars to return for more stories if the show continues in that direction. Read her full comments on this possibility below.
Mike Flanagan said he would be interested in the notion of an anthology, where some actors come back to play different characters. I think he feels like he has told the complete story of the Crain family. But if I was invited and I was able to, I would really love to, just because I do love to collaborate with him.
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