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Victoria Pedretti Confirmed For The Haunting of Bly Manor

Claire Reid

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Victoria Pedretti Confirmed For The Haunting of Bly Manor

Victoria Pedretti has been confirmed to return to the Haunting universe in the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor.

The actor starred as Nellie 'Nel' Crain in The Haunting of Hill House last year and is now set to take on a whole new role in the second season, which centres on an entirely new creepy tale.

The second season is out in 2020 and is based on Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw.

Pedretti revealed she will be playing Dani in the upcoming season - a governess sent to Bly Manor to look after two orphaned children, but who ends up finding the place is haunted. Bloody typical.

The super creepy tale, originally written in 1898, centres on the governess being asked to work by a man who has recently taken charge of his niece and nephew, Miles and Flora. Also living in the house is housekeeper Mrs Grose - and, of course, some other-worldly spirits.

How closely this story will stick to the original remains to be seen, but if the last season is anything to go by, we can be assured that it's going to be pretty spooky.

The announcement adds further fuel to the rumours that creator Mike Flanagan will be using the members of the cast from last season in brand new roles this time around.

Speculation about the acting team being re-cast was boosted earlier this year by Carla Gugion, who played Olivia Crain in The Haunting of Hill House. She told 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."

Meanwhile, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played grown-up Luke Crain, teased fans that the second season was going to be 'very exciting' - but then refused to confirm or deny if he'd even be in it.

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

However, he added: "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."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film

Claire Reid
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