The Haunting Of Bly Manor Release Will Not Be Affected By Coronavirus
Loads of TV shows and movies have had to halt production and had release dates either postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Social distancing has made it nearly impossible for sets to carry on as normal and some projects have been put on hold indefinitely.
However, it seems like there's at least one production that is keeping on schedule.
The follow-up to the terrifying Netflix series The Haunting on Hill House won't be affected by the coronavirus and we should be getting a release date very soon.
The Haunting of Bly Manor will be completely separate from its predecessor.
Creator and director Mike Flanagan has been kind enough to give everyone an update on how it's tracking.
He wrote on Twitter: "Going great. Still on schedule, we wrapped before the shutdown and post production has carrying on from home. The show is shaping up wonderfully, I'm thrilled with it.
"At the moment no reason to think it'll be pushed. @netflix will announce the release date when they're ready."
Going great. Still on schedule, we wrapped before the shutdown and post production has carrying on from home. The show is shaping up wonderfully, I'm thrilled with it. At the moment no reason to think it'll be pushed. @netflix will announce the release date when they're ready.- Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) April 21, 2020
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Bly Manor is the name of the (haunted) house in classic horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
The novella, written in 1898, tells the story of a governess who goes to Bly Manor to look after two recently orphaned children Miles and Flora, who were under the care of their uncle and had been looked after by housekeeper Mrs Grose.
The governess quickly begins to suspect there is something not quite right about the children - and becomes convinced something sinister is at work in the house and grounds.
The Haunting of Hill House scared the pants off everyone and apparently this second instalment is worse. Great, just great.
Flanagan told Entertainment Weekly: "It's scarier. It's a lot more frightening, just on a visceral level."
"It's a whole different vibe from Shirley Jackson [who wrote the novel The Haunting of Hill House is adapted from]. Turn of the Screw is kind of the backbone of the season. But that's been adapted so many times, and so well, like in the case of the The Innocents and others.
"So, we were able to open up his entire library of ghost stories, stuff that's never been adapted, and build the whole season out with the entirety of Henry James' supernatural library. And that has been a real treat, because we really get to do things that I've never gotten to see before."
We'll have to wait in anticipation for a release date.
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