“The people here, they’re born here, they die here.”
Netflix has released the official The Haunting of Bly Manor trailer for Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to the acclaimed horror-anthology series The Haunting of Hill House.
The second season is based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, which centers around a young governess charged with teaching two orphans in a grand manor as a duo of ghosts torment her. The horror is in the unknown. Are spirits real — or is the woman simply going mad? The young governess is who narrates the story but Flanagan revealed that the season will actually adapt dozens of James’ horror stories, in addition to The Turn of the Screw.
Check out the first trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor below, which showcases a slow piano version to the melody of Mötley Crüe’s 1985 song “Home Sweet Home”:
The cast includes Hill House alums Victoria Pedretti (You), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Invisible Man), Henry Thomas (E.T.), and Catherine Parker (Absentia), as well as T’Nia Miller (Years and Years), Rahul Kohli (iZombie), Amelia Eve, Benjamin Ainsworth and Amelie Smith (EastEnders).
Pedretti will play the governess, Dani, who is looking after two unique children. Jackson-Cohen will play Peter, “a charming fellow.” Ainsworth and Smith will star as Miles and Flora from James’ novella, while Miller, Eve, and Kohli are set to star in lead roles.
The horror filmmaker is the creative force behind the streaming giant’s successful Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game before tackling The Haunting of Hill House. Flanagan is something of a new horror master thanks to additional credits such as Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and Warner Bros.’ Shining sequel Doctor Sleep. Flanagan will next tackle yet another Stephen King story after The Haunting of Bly Manor by tackling a film adaptation of the prolific horror novelist’s Revival.
Check out the poster for the series as well:
The Haunting of Bly Manor premieres on Netflix this October 9.