- Netflix just officially announced that there will be a second season of “The Haunting of Hill House.”
- The new season will begin streaming in 2020 and it will be called “The Haunting of Bly Manor.”
- The second season features an all-new cast of characters and the Crain family will not be returning.
“The Haunting of Hill House” is the horror television series that took Netflix by storm, enrapturing viewers with its shiver-inducing jump-scares, intricate storylines, and careful probing into the psyches and grief of the haunted Crain family.
With a 92% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s no surprise that the 10-episode retelling of the classic horror novel from Shirley Jackson has been officially renewed for another season.
Here’s everything we know about “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” the second season of the “Haunting” anthology, so far.
The second season will be released in 2020
The official Haunting Twitter account announced in February that the second season of the show will begin streaming next year.
The second season won’t feature the Crain family
According to a press release from Netflix, the second season is a new instalment in the anthology series and it will chronicle all-new characters. But this is no surprise to those who have been closely following the buzz around a second season for months.
“I felt like the Crains have been through enough,” Flanagan told Entertainment Weekly in 2018. “We left them exactly as we all wanted to remember them, those of us who worked on it. We toyed with a cliffhanger ending and we toyed with other ideas, but ultimately, in the writers’ room and with the cast and everything else, we really felt like the story demanded a certain kind of closure from us and we were happy to close the book on that family.”
The new season will be called ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’
The official “Haunting” Twitter account announced the title of season two this week, adding that the series will be based on the works of author Henry James.
Moving forward, the series will be an anthology
In a press release from Netflix, the beloved series was referred to as “The Haunting” anthology. Flanagan previously alluded to this concept in 2018 when he told Entertainment Weekly that if there was a second season, he “loves the idea of an anthology.”
That would mean that, like “American Horror Story,” each season will tell a different story with an entirely new cast of characters. It’s unclear whether this second season will include the same actors or an entirely new cast.
Based on a recent teaser, the second season could possibly pull inspiration from the Henry James novel ‘The Turn of the Screw’
“A new Haunting is coming. Can you guess where it takes place? Listen closely … ,” the official “Haunting” account tweeted this week, sharing a video.
In the teaser, you can hear a voice whispering, “The terrace and the whole place, the lawn and the garden beyond it, all I could see of the park, were empty with a great emptiness.” The quote is from the Henry James novel “The Turn of the Screw,” which is about a haunted estate and a governess’ first job teaching two strange children.
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