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The Haunting Of Bly Manor Is Based On Super Creepy Classic Story

Claire Reid

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The Haunting Of Bly Manor Is Based On Super Creepy Classic Story

The Haunting of Hill House was one of last year's spookiest Netflix offerings with viewers even going so far as to say it left them spewing up and scared to go to bed. You can't really ask much more from a horror show, can you?

Its massive success meant that it was only a matter of time before the streaming giant revealed that a second season was on its way and now the wait is on, with fans eagerly anticipating a brand-new story.

While the first season centred on Hill House and the Crain family, the new season is set in Bly Manor and will be completely separate from the first.

Bly Manor is the name of the (haunted) house in classic horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, which some of you might remember from GCSE English.

For those of you who don't, the 1898 story tells the of a governess who goes to Bly Manor to look after two recently orphaned children Miles and Flora, who were under the care of the uncle and had been looked after by housekeeper Mrs Grose.

It's not long before the governess starts to spot ghostly figures in the house and its grounds. Typical, eh?

However, as the last season was based on Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and didn't strictly follow the original story, it's possible that the second season will be similar - so, even those familiar with the James story could be in for plenty of surprises.

Although there's been no official announcements yet, it's thought that some of the starts of season one will be back for a second outing.

With Calra Gugion, who played Olivia Crain, telling The Wrap: "Mike [Flannagan, the show's creator] and I really love collaborating and working together and any opportunity where a schedule allows for us to do that, we will, and I would be honoured to."

And Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played adult Luke Crain, teased the site by promising a 'very exciting' second season, but refusing to confirm if he was going to star.

When asked if he was in the second season, he joked: "I will get shot if I ever answer that question."

Adding: "I would love to answer that question. All I can say is that Bly Manor is going to be incredible. It's a very, very exciting story from what I've heard."

The Haunting of Bly Manor has no official release date yet, but is expected to land in 2020 - or you can stream The Haunting of Hill House right now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Claire Reid
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