The Haunting of Hill House left the audience with a great appetite for more mystery, drama and suspense. After ten exciting episodes, the creator Mike Flanagan decided to give fans another taste of horror by introducing a new story.
The second season will be called “The Haunting of Bly Manor” in which the story will not only incorporate new actors such as the talented Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve and Benjamin Ainsworth but also maintain part of the original cast like Catherine Parker, Victoria Pedretti, and Henry Thomas among others.
The Haunting of Bly Manor was filmed in Vancouver. they finished this month, in February. However, Netflix will not release the terrifying part two right now, the public will probably enjoy it during the Halloween season.
Flanagan has done tremendous work with The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thriller had everything a horror enthusiast could ask for from storyline all the way to aesthetics, no wonder why people have high expectations for the upcoming season but… what will be the new storyline?
The last episode of season one brings an end to the Crain family story. What follows up is a new fresh story where another family will be haunted in a completely new, frightening house.
“It’s a cool way to expand on some of the things I loved about season 1, but within the framework of a new story, without having to be restrained by the decisions we made last time.” Flanagan
Although there is no actual narrative connection between both seasons, what brings these two together are the small easter eggs in the moments of dialogue and in some of the ideas retrieved from Hill House. No matter how small the easter eggs might seem, they are guaranteed to trigger an emotion rush when you finally make a connection with the story.
Officially The Haunting of Bly Manor is based on Henry Jame’s 1898 gothic horror novel “The Turn of the Scre”which has been previously adapted to the big screen in 1961 as a film called “The Innocents”.
Flanagan shows plenty of enthusiasm for this new season saying “It’s such a treat to play in the world of Henry James” the creator along with the whole crew will unravel Henry Jame’s library of ghosts, introducing to the media world things that have never been seen before.
Would you dare to watch The Haunting of Bly Manor?