“The Haunting of Hill House” directed by Mike Flanagan debuted on Netflix back in 2018 and turned into one of the greatest horror series that made possible to work in a new season for the streaming platform, “The Haunting of Bly Manor” which has now an official trailer and release date.
The most anticipated sequel will be based on the 1898 horror novella “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James as the ‘backbone’ of this season.
“The Turn of the Screw” tells the story of a governess in charge of two children that have experienced a traumatic situation as their former governess died under strange circumstances. While the plot remains a mystery yet, we can expect something very close to the book mixed with elements of other stories from the same author such “The Jolly Corner” and “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes” as Flanagan confirmed earlier.
‘Bly Manor’ is expected to be scarier than Hill House. Flanagan told Birth.Movies.Death, “We’re looking at all the ghost stories of Henry James as the jumping-off point for the season, so it very much is a whole new deal. 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. For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary. I already think it’s much scarier than Season 1, so I’m very excited about it.”
The series will feature the return of several actors from the previous season even though, they will be playing different roles while Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, and young actors Amelie Smith and Benjamin Ainsworth have been added to the cast as new characters.
Flanagan confirmed before that the filming for ‘Bly Manor’ was able to be completed before all productions were pushed back due to the pandemic so it was definitely expected to be release this year and now we have an official date for the series which promises to be as frightening and smart as “The Haunting of Hill House”.
“The Haunting of Bly Manor” will hit Netflix on October 9th. Watch the first trailer for the horror series in the video below.
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