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When it comes to our favourite films and TV shows, many people will resonate with the feeling of disappointment after they get pushed as the coronavirus spread around the world.
However, Haunting of Bly Manor will not be one that we need to wait more time for because the series is still due to be released in 2020.
Filming for the second installation wrapped back in February after the creator and director tweeted:
That's a wrap on THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR. Congratulations to the cast and crew, the familiar faces and the new, and congratulations to the filmmakers who came on board to make this season their own.
- Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) February 21, 2020
In a recent discussion on CinemaBlend's ReelBlend podcast, Mike explained that the pandemic which brought most of the world to a halt didn't impact the Hill House follow-up.
He said: "I don't expect it to be delayed one bit. We didn't really miss a step, believe it or not. We had already wrapped before the whole Covid shutdown hit all the productions.
"We had a couple of weeks where we had to kind of figure out how to continue post remotely. But my post team also, you know, where I've been with now, my whole career, they cracked it real fast and we've been doing everything on these virtual sessions."
He went on: "I think Netflix, they haven't announced when it's coming out. They've got their own plan. But we've been jamming through post. It's been going great. It's definitely later this year. It's not going to get kicked off into 2021, or anything. Everything's on schedule. I'm really excited for you guys to see it."
Considering the success that came off the back of The Haunting of Hill House it's safe to say this is welcome news.
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.
Explaining how it will be different from Hill House, Flanagan went on: "It is a completely different thing. It's based entirely on, not just The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, but on a number of other Henry James stories, as well.
"It has some really great ghost stories, and we've kind of been able to fold them all into one new story. You'll see a lot of familiar faces from Hill House, but they're all completely contextualised. And so, it's a true anthology series now.
"I never had initially intended on ever revisiting the Crain family. I thought we were definitively done with them, and I was really glad that there was not any pressure to do anything other than that."
There is no official release date just yet but we'll update you when one drops.
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