Netflix has ordered a second season of The Haunting Of Hill House, with the caveat that the show is transforming into an anthology series. This second season, then, will be titled The Haunting Of Bly Manor. And now we know that Victoria Pedretti will return to the cast…
Back in February, Netflix announced the series with this tweet…
You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020. pic.twitter.com/nvhRBEfH2E
— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019
And now, high profile and trustworthy sites like Collider are reporting that Victoria Pedretti, who played Nell Crain in The Haunting Of Hill House, will also appear in The Haunting Of Bly Manor. This time, she’ll play a different character, leading the show as a governess called Dani.
There will also be a change in the show’s source material. The Haunting Of Hill House was based on Shirley Jackson’s book of the same name, but The Haunting Of Bly Manor will be based on The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James.
Here’s a statement from Netflix VP Cindy Holland about the news:
“Mike Flanagan [creator] and Trevor Macy [producer] are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away. We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”
The Haunting Of Bly Manor is expected to land in 2020, and we’ll keep you posted as we hear more.