Netflix has revealed the first official teaser for its upcoming horror web series, The Haunting of Bly Manor. It will serve as a second season to the widely acclaimed show, The Haunting of Hill House, but will focus on a different story.
Most of the cast from season 1, including Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel and Henry Thomas, will be returning as new characters in this series which is based on Henry James’ horror novella, “The Turn of the Screw“. However, The Haunting of Bly Manor will also take inspiration from James’ other works and incorporate them into the story.
The web series also stars T’Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith and Amelia Eve.
The description states:
On a Christmas Eve night during a gathering a friends, ghost stories are being shared. One of the guests, Douglas, begins to tell the tale of two children (Flora and Miles) and his sister’s governess. A handsome bachelor hired the governess to take care of his niece and nephew at his country home in Bly. When strange events transpire on within the manor and the grounds the governess soon becomes convinced the estate is haunted.
The show’s creator, Mike Flanagan, in a statement to Entertainment Weekly had said:
“I think of Turning of the Screw as the backbone of this season – the through line that carries us from beginning to end. But we get to go off into The Jolly Corner and The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, and so many other of these wonderful ghost stories that people haven’t seen adapted before. It’s all wrapped up in what seems to be familiar, but that familiarity goes away really early in the first episode. It says, ‘We’re off on a whole other road.”
The Haunting of Bly Manor will be arriving on October 9, exclusively on Netflix.
Check out the teaser here: