Theodora’s character in The Haunting of Hill House
The Haunting of Hill House is an American supernatural horror television series created by Mike Flanagan. It is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, and premiered on Netflix. The first season consists of ten episodes and was released on October 12, 2018. In the book, Theodora came to Hill House to study the paranormal because she had a fight with her roomie, and needed a place to crash while things cooled between them. Perhaps that bears repeating: Theodora is the type of person who would live inside a haunted house simply because she needed a place to sleep. She quickly becomes chums with Eleanor, and their relationship provides the emotional center for the horrific conflicts at Hill House. In the Netflix series, her character is more fragmented and dark. She develops a relationship with Trish that lasts throughout the first season. The show explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. Theodora Crain and Trish are portrayed by Kate Siegel and Levy Tran.