The Haunting of Hill Home was, effectively, a haunting expertise. Crammed the brim with slow-burning suspense and extra hidden ghosts than you knew what to do with, the primary season of the Netflix anthology sequence actually set a excessive bar which shall be robust to observe. Mike Flanagan is tough at work on the second season, now titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, which shall be based mostly on “The Flip of the Screw” by Henry James and have a brand new story with all-new characters.
Whereas talking with Delivery.Films.Loss of life, Flanagan revealed that The Haunting of Bly Manor is shaping as much as be a scarier expertise than The Haunting of Hill Home. “For Henry James followers, it’s going to be fairly wild, and for individuals who aren’t acquainted with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary,” Flanagan mentioned. “I already assume it’s a lot scarier than season one, so I’m very enthusiastic about it.” Flanagan additionally mentioned that along with “The Flip of the Screw,” The Haunting of Bly Manor shall be drawing upon different Henry James tales as effectively.
We’re all of the ghost tales of Henry James because the jumping-off level for the season, so it very a lot is an entire new deal. It’s a cool approach to develop on a few of the issues I liked about season one, however throughout the framework of a brand new story, with out having to be restrained by the choices we made final time.
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Though The Haunting of Bly Manor shall be telling a brand new story, there’ll nonetheless be a couple of acquainted faces collaborating as each Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (who performed Nell and Luke Crain within the first season) shall be again as new characters, and Flanagan says that there shall be “different acquainted actors from season one” as effectively. Mike Flanagan additionally mentioned that The Haunting of Bly Manor will observe in Hill Home’s footsteps with its “old-school strategy to the ghosts.”So keep in mind to maintain your eyes peeled! “That’s a part of the DNA of The Haunting for me—that old-school strategy to the ghosts,” Flanagan mentioned. “Particularly, we’re having an infinite quantity of enjoyable speaking about take a few of the concepts from season one about hidden ghosts and issues like that, and discover new gears for them this time. It’ll be the identical kind of story, and we’ll deal with the ghosts very a lot the identical approach.” The Haunting of Bly Manor will premiere on Netflix in 2020.