Netflix's The Haunting Of Bly Manor Premiere And What To Know About The Hill House Follow-Up

Here is everything you need to know about the next Netflix horror series.

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In October 2018 Mike Flanagan adapted Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House, which has become one of Netflix's most popular horror series to date. In fact, it was GameSpot's #1 TV show of 2018. And there is more to come as Flanagan and Netflix are doing a follow-up series called The Haunting of Bly Manor.

The next installment of spooky tales is coming to Netflix on October 9, which was recently revealed by the streaming service's official Twitter account. And this account as been tweeting out some pretty creepy imagery. Flanagan is returning for this series, too. He is the director of Doctor Sleep, Gerald's Game, and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

Like Hill House before it, The Haunting of Bly Manor very loosely adapts a novel--or in this case, several novels. This time around, it takes viewers into the world of Henry James. He's famous for his gothic romance novellas like The Turn Of The Screw, which follows a young governess (live-in nanny) and two children who may or may not be experiencing a haunting, and Bly Manor's source material comes primarily from there. The story follows a young governess who is haunted by ghosts in her estate.

The Haunting of Hill House made many, many changes to the source material, while still retaining some elements of it. It's likely that Bly Manor will do the same thing.

The Netflix adaptation will be an update to the original story, following an American nanny who is hired to take care of two orphaned children inside of Bly Manor. Of course, there will be ghosts-a-plenty.

The nine episode season will feature many familiar faces from Season 1. However, there's a whole new cast of characters to get attached to as well.

The cast of Haunting of Bly Manor:

  • T'nia Miller (Years and Years, Free Rain)
  • Rahul Kohli (Supergirl, iZombie)
  • Amelia Eve (Mens Sana, Big Boys Don't Cry)
  • Benjamin Ainsworth
  • Amelie Smith (Peppa Pig)
  • Tahirah Sharif
  • Catherine Parker (The Haunting of Hill House)
  • Victoria Pendretti (The Haunting of Hill House)
  • Henry Thomas (The Haunting of Hill House, E.T.)
  • Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House)
  • Kate Siegel (The Haunting of Hill House)

There's been a teaser trailer so far for the upcoming show, and of course, is looks exceptionally creepy. And The Haunting of Hill House was terrifying in its own right, but the show got even creepier when you realized a bunch of statues in the show were moving around and hidden ghosts everywhere.

Will The Haunting of Bly Manor also have hidden ghosts? More than likely, considering how unsettling the teaser is. However, we'll have to wait until October 9 to learn more about the ghostly new show arrives.

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