While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Flanagan pointed out the core differences between his Netflix miniseries output. He clarified that the “Haunting” shows “so far are about updating and riffing on existing classic literature,” while, on the other hand, “Midnight Mass was always so original and important and personal, it just never felt like it was ever going to be a part of that universe.”
So, does Flanagan plan to return to his literature-based anthology series (we have a few suggestions for inspiration)? He told Entertainment Weekly, “If the stars align in such a way that we decide to go back into the Haunting world, it would have to be so much on that track that we’ve set up … It would have to be with the right piece of IP, it would have to be with the right ghost-centric story, and it would have to really fit with Bly and Hill House.”
For the time being, Flanagan doesn’t have a concrete plan for another outing in the “Haunting” series (he’s confirmed as much on Twitter). That being said, he certainly isn’t closing the door on it happening down the road. Throughout his career, Flanagan has proved to be both a strong creative force and a relatively prolific filmmaker. Even if he isn’t planning the next “Haunting” entry right at this moment, it sounds like there’s still the possibility of one happening sometime in the future.