A&E has taken the wraps off a project dramatizing “the terrifying real-life events that took place in a seemingly ordinary home in northern London during the fall of 1977.” The project is the supernatural thriller “The Enfield Haunting,” a three-part miniseries set to premiere Friday, Oct. 9, on A&E.
The series is written by Joshua St. Johnston (“Walking on Sunshine,” “Sweeney Todd”) and directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (“The Killing”). Timothy Spall, Matthew Macfadyen and Juliet Stevenson star.
“Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book ‘This House is Haunted,’ ‘The Enfield Haunting’ draws on extensive documentation, recordings and witness statements recorded at the time,” the network says in its announcement. “To this day, the incident remains the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history and the basis of horror films including the upcoming ‘The Conjuring 2.'”
A&E licensed U.S. broadcast rights to “The Enfield Haunting” from Entertainment One. The miniseries was produced by Eleven Films and executive produced by Adrian Sturges (“The Disappearance of Alice Creed”), Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson for Eleven. Sky’s Cameron Roach also served as executive producer.
Here’s a teaser: