Published Aug 31, 2020Mike Flanagan's The Haunting anthology is set to return with its second chapter, following 2018's The Haunting of Hill House. On October 9, Netflix will air The Haunting of Bly Manor, and today we have the first trailer.
Set in England in the '80s, the next chapter of the anthology will follow a similar formula as Hill House, reimagining Henry James's 1898 ghost story The Turn of the Screw in place of the Shirley Jackson horror novel played out in Season 1.
Here's an official synopsis of The Haunting of Bly Manor [via IMDb]:
A young governess is hired by a man to look after his niece and nephew at their family country house after they fall into his care. Soon after arriving at the Bly estate, she begins to experience strange occurrences and a grim history starts to unravel.
The series will see returning Hill House cast members Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Kate Siegel, as well as T'Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith and Amelia Eve.
The Haunting of Hill House originally aired on Netflix back in 2018. At the time, Flanagan told EW that the Crain family's story was complete. Earlier this month, series producer Trevor Macy elaborated on the similarities between the first chapter and the forthcoming second season.
"The process is the same, in that it's a literary remix," Macy told Vanity Fair. "You want to update the story, you want to find whatever fertile ground for elevating the character that you can in the source material, but we obviously took some liberties in updating it with a more modern setting."
Watch the trailer for the anthology's next chapter below.