As a substitute of a simple sequel to The Haunting of Hill Home, we’re getting an anthology sequel, The Haunting of Bly Manor. Is it primarily based on a e-book like its predecessor? In truth, it’s — however in contrast to the primary season, the e-book and the TV present do not share a title. This time round, the brand new season is predicated on Henry James’s 1898 horror novella The Flip of the Screw, renamed for TV to comply with the identical sample as the primary season (Bly Manor is the location of this novel’s horrors).
The novella’s plot is definitely darkish and full of terrors, although of a totally different variety than The Haunting of Hill Home. The e-book is narrated from the purpose of view of an unnamed governess who takes over the care of a pair of siblings after their dad and mom die and their uncle takes them in. After the brother comes dwelling from being expelled from boarding faculty, the governess begins to see unusual, ghostly figures lurking across the manor, and he or she slowly uncovers the previous of the home, its workers, and the household, with a stunning ending that is nonetheless up for literary interpretation to this present day.
With a creepy home, mysterious ghosts, and a narrator who might or will not be dependable, The Flip of the Screw (and, by extension, The Haunting of Bly Manor) positively has all the weather of a spooky and intriguing gothic horror story. Victoria Pedretti, who starred as Nell Crain in Hill Home, is about to play the present’s protagonist, now named Dani Clayton. Her co-star Henry Thomas (sure, the boy from E.T.!) additionally returns as Henry Wingrave, the youngsters’s distant uncle, as will Oliver Jackson-Cohen as former home worker Peter Quint. The solid additionally contains Kate Siegel, T’Nia Miller, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith, and extra. The Haunting of Bly Manor is about to reach on Netflix on Oct. 9, simply in time for the spookiest of Halloween seasons!