The Haunting of Hill House Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

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Netflix is not parting ways with one of its most popular shows. 

The streamer has placed an order for a second season of the series, but it will have no connection to Hill House, which was the setting of the first season. 

Instead, Netflix is referring to the series as "The Haunting anthology."

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It's a great way to expand the series and put an American Horror Story-esque spin on it to keep it fresh. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the renewal comes as Mike Flanagan and his longtime Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy have signed a rich overall deal with Netflix. 

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"Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away,” said Cindy Holland, VP of originals at Netflix. "We're excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come."

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The Haunting of Hill House was a hit from the get-go when it launched in October. It was based on Shirley Jackson's novel of the same name. 

It had rave reviews, with most commenting on the atmospheric mood and the show's horror as the strong points. 

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It's unclear at this stage where the story will go in Season 2, but it's good to know that it will be a new cast of characters and a new location that will be sure to freak fans out. 

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"Netflix has been an important part of our story, and we’re proud to have worked with them on The Haunting of Hill House, not to mention Gerald’s Game, Hush and Before I Wake,” Flanagan and Macy said in a joint statement.

“They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more.”

Netflix released the following teaser on Thursday:

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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