There’s one less Netflix series on Mike Flanagan’s plate.
The “Haunting of Hill House” creator tells TheWrap that he and Intrepid Pictures are no longer involved with the comic book adaptation “Something Is Killing the Children.”
“With that one, we were a good ways through our process, but Netflix decided to kind of go in a different direction with that property,” Flanagan said. “So we’re not involved with ‘Something Is Killing the Children’ anymore. We love James [Tynion IV], we love the source material, and we wish the absolute best for whoever ends up with it, but that one we’re not gonna move forward with.”
Flanagan and his producing partner Trevor Macy were set to be co-writing and executive producing an adaptation of James Tynion IV’s comic in 2021. The comic book series launched in 2019 to immense success, and tells the story of a town in which monsters feast on children.
An individual with knowledge tells TheWrap that the project is still in development at Netflix and is not dead.
“It is a bummer,” Flanagan said in response to the news that he isn’t involved with Netflix’s adaptation going forward, but that’s not to say he doesn’t have more Netflix series in the works.
The “Doctor Sleep” filmmaker on Friday launched his latest show “The Midnight Club,” an adaptation of the Christopher Pike novel of the same name that brings Flanagan into the realm of YA horror for the first time. “The Midnight Club” also marks Flanagan’s first show that is not a limited series, and while a second season has yet to be ordered, he said he’s hopeful there’s room to continue telling Pike’s stories.
He is also in post-production on a Netflix limited series adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher.”
Netflix had no comment.