The Haunting of Hill House left a great impression in the audience and after ten exciting episodes, Mike Flanagan decided to give fans another taste of horror by introducing a new frightening story.
“The Haunting of Bly Manor” will be the title for the second season, 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 in February. And although Netflix has not announced the release date, Mike Flanagan has already confirmed in an interview that comes out this year 2020.
«I don’t expect it to be delayed one bit. We didn’t really miss a step, believe it or not».
«I think Netflix, they haven’t announced when it’s coming out. They’ve got their own plan. But we’ve been jamming through post. It’s been going great. It’s definitely later this year. It’s not going to get kicked off into 2021, or anything. Everything’s on schedule. I’m really excited for you guys to see it.»
Flanagan’s psychological thriller had everything a horror enthusiast could ask for – storyline, ambiance, aesthetics, special effects. 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.
It is most likely that Flanagan would begin with a new fresh story where another family will be haunted in a completely different, but equally terrifying 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
It has been mentioned that there is no actual narrative connection between season 1 and 2, but what brings both seasons 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.
The Haunting of Bly Manor (which is said to be the title for the upcoming second season) is based on Henry Jame’s 1898 gothic horror novel “The Turn of the Scre”. This novel has been previously adapted to the big screen in 1961 as a film called “The Innocents”.
Mike Flanagan has shown plenty of enthusiasm towards the making of this new season saying “It’s such a treat to play in the world of Henry James”.
Along with his whole crew, Flanagan will unravel Henry Jame’s exceptional library of monsters, introducing to the media world creatures and ominous scenarios that have never been seen before.
Would you dare to watch The Haunting of Bly Manor?