Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan recently said that he has not planned anything for the series’ third season. It seems like the horror anthology series might come to an end with just two seasons. Flanagan has presented some of the finest horror films and shows over the last few years. He is known as the master of the horror genre owing to his creations.
The director has made cult hits Ouija: Origin of Evil, Hush, Gerald’s Game, and The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep. The two-season anthology series, despite being his most famous project, is not on for a third season.
Haunting of Hill House Season 3: Is It Really Cancelled?
The Haunting of Hill House first landed on Netflix in 2018 and swiftly garnered a huge fan-base in no time. Additionally, the series gained critical recognition and was a commercial success for the streamer. Critics labeled the series as a ‘true horror masterpiece’. The second installment, however, was different than the first, received critical acclaim, and was a huge hit.
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! https://t.co/WkkSwsnFlm
— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) December 23, 2020
Flanagan announced, despite all this success, that he currently has no plans for the third season. Fans have been incessantly inquiring and waiting for the third season, but as of now, Flanagan has crushed their hopes. Flanagan has not yet disposed of all the possibilities, but he said that he’ll be focusing on other projects right now. His future projects are through his Intrepid Pictures studio, which he runs.
Why Was It Such A Huge Hit?
Flanagan’s statement came as a bit of surprise and disappointment to the fans. His series represented a genuine shift in horror television. Horror movies have always had their share of ‘good’ content. But the genre had little to no good content when it came to television.
One can create tension and scares for around 2 hours in the movies and with their high-quality sound. But it’s difficult to create the same for over eight to ten hour-long episodes. Flanagan pulled off this seemingly arduous task deftly. The Haunting of Hill House truly delivered both scares and dysfunctional family drama.
The Haunting of Bly Manor is Flanagan’s other well-known creation. It is not as terrifying as Hill House, but that was by design. The story revolved in a more meditative environment, ruminating on love, and loss. The series’ ghost story was simply a backdrop for the emotional tale the season was telling. However, the series’ phenomenal ending left fans an emotional wreck in its wake.
It’s quite surprising that Netflix is not going for the third season directly after the second’s huge success. Flanagan, however, regularly collaborates with Netflix, so it seems like he will back with his masterpiece once again.