The hit Netflix show The Haunting of Hill House is returning soon with a follow up series for its second season. The first series of the show was loosely based on the novel written by Shirley Jackson, a prominent American writer in the 1950’s and 1960’s, who is primarily known for her works of horror and mystery. Mike Flanagan created and directed the series which was produced by Amblin Television and Paramount Pictures for distribution on Netflix’s streaming platform.
‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Season 2: Release Date and Timeline
Season two, called The Haunting of Bly Manor, is scheduled to release on Netflix this Friday, October 9th, 2020. The new season comes almost two years after the award-winning season one premiered on October 12, 2018. It was announced by Netflix on February 21, 2019 that the show was renewed for a second season and would continue as an anthology series. Based on the success of season one, we’re excited to see what the creative team has in store for the upcoming nine-episode season.
‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’: Storyline
The Haunting of Hill House season two will be called The Haunting of Bly Manor. The new series will follow a different storyline and will consist of a different set of characters completely. The new storyline will be loosely based on a 1898 horror novella, The Turn of the Screw, written by Henry James. The book is set in an old 1890s English house; however the series description says Bly Manor is set in a 1980s England, making it a modern adaptation of the story.
‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’: Cast
Many of the The Haunting of Hill House cast will be returning to play different characters, along with many members of the first season’s creative team. A few of the returning favorites include Henry Thomas, who took on the role of young Hugh Crain, Oliver Jackson Cohen, who played Luke Crain, Kate Siegel known for her as Theodora Crain, and last but not least Victoria Pedretti known as Eleanor Crain in the show.
- Victoria Pedretti as Dani Clayton
- Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Peter Quint
- Amelia Eve as Jamie
- T’Nia Miller as Hannah Grose
- Rahul Kohli as Owen
- Tahirah Sharif as Rebecca Jessel
- Amelie Bea Smith as Flora Wingrave
- Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as Miles Wingrave
- Henry Thomas as Henry Wingrave
- Kate Siegel
- Catherine Parker
‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’: Trailer
A short, one-minute teaser trailer was released by Netflix on August 31, 2020.
On September 23, Netflix release a longer official trailer to promote the upcoming series. We’re officially majorly creeped out!