Netflix announced the return of The Haunting of Hill House, now known as The Haunting. According to Deadline, the limited series is now an anthology of horror stories. The second installment, The Haunting of Bly Manor will tell a brand new story with new characters.
Based on Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw, season two tells the story of a governess hired to care for a pair of siblings. The governess discovers several ghosts around the manor that have a supernatural hold over the children.
The Haunting comes from creator, director and executive producer Mike Flanagan and executive producer Trevor Macy. The duo signed a multiyear deal with Netflix to develop and produce the series. Flanagan and Macy are currently working on the upcoming Doctor Sleep, the sequel to Stephen King‘s The Shining.
The Haunting of Hill House became a hit series after viewers began experiencing some chilling reactions to the show. Reports of viewers passing out, high anxiety and vomiting were all over Twitter. The season one cast also reported experiencing strange occurrences that prevented them from sleeping while filming.
There is a possibility that some of the cast members from season one could appear in season two. Carla Gugino, who played matriarch Olivia Crain has expressed interest in returning to the series. As for the Crain family, haven’t they gone through enough? “We tied up all of those threads exactly how they should be,” Flanagan told TVLine, ““I don’t really see a need to revisit those characters, even in cameos.”
The Haunting of Bly Manor will debut in 2020 on Netflix.