Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House was my favorite thing of last year out of all the movies and TV shows that were released. It was just an all-around spectacular series.
Netflix has renewed the series for season two, and Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy will return to produce it. The show was set up as a horror anthology series so the next season will tell a completely different story with an all-new cast of characters. But according to Deadline, in season two few of the cast members of season one are supposed to return and play different characters.
The second season of the series will adapt Henry James classic gothic novel The Turn of the Screw. The trailer below blurs out the official title, but there’s a whispered quote the video below, “empty with a great emptiness.” That quote is from The Turn of the Screw.
A new Haunting is coming. Can you guess where it takes place? Listen closely… pic.twitter.com/vqzrd3z4NZ
— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019
The title of the new season will be The Haunting of Bly Manor . Bly Manor is the location of the novel The Turn of the Screw.
Here’s a description for the 1898 novel:
A very young woman’s first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate…An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.
Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls…
But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.
For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.
Cindy Holland, VP, Original Content at Netflix had this to say in a statement:
“Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away. We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”
Flanagan and Macy added in a joint statement:
“Netflix has been an important part of our story, and we’re proud to have worked with them on The Haunting of Hill House, not to mention Gerald’s Game, Hush, and Before I Wake. They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more.”