The second season Haunting Of Bly Manor is reportedly coming next Halloween and here's all you need to know.
Do you guys remember how scary 'The Haunting of Hill House' was? Well, I can speak for myself and I still get nightmares of The Bent-Neck Lady. The first season was based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel of the same name, the show landed out of nowhere and became a huge hit.
When news broke that a second series called The Haunting of Bly Manor is on its way, the news was very positively received and we have everything you need to know.
The second season of the horror anthology series is expected to air next year around the same time as the first season. The first season aired on Netflix last October, so we expect the second season will be released around Halloween.
In the beginning, it was not clear whether The Haunting of Bly Manor would bring back any original cast members from season one. But since then, we have learned that future installments will function in a similar way to American Horror Story.
They will cast recurring actors but the stories will be different. So far we know that Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, and Catherine Parker will be making a comeback. The entire cast of the show is yet to be announced.
Mike Flanagan in an interview with Entertainment Weekly said, "The story of the Crain family is told. It's done. I think that there are all sorts of different directions we could go in, with the house or with something completely different. I love the idea of an anthology as well. But to me, I felt like the Crains have been through enough, and we left them exactly as we all wanted to remember them, those of us who worked on it. We toyed with a cliffhanger ending and we toyed with other ideas, but ultimately, in the writers' room and with the cast and everything else, we really felt like the story demanded a certain kind of closure from us and we were happy to close the book on that family. The show is about haunted places and haunted people, as Steve says. And there's no shortage of either. So, there's any number of things we could do, in or out of Hill House."
In another conversation with Birth.Movies.Death, Flanagan revealed that season two will actually tell a completely different story that's based on The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James. He said, "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." The original story follows a governess who takes care of two small children in a large, remote house which may or may not be populated by ghosts. Soon enough, she starts questioning what she sees and thinks she is paranoid to the point where the governess starts to question her own sanity.
Trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor?
As we know that the second season is not going to come before 2020, so there is a good chance that it will be a while until we see a trailer for the second season. If season two is released on Halloween, the first footage of the second season might drop sometime around late summer or early autumn 2020.