Fan-Favorite horror series The Haunting of Hill House is coming back for a second season but not in the way you think!
'The Haunting of Hill House' terrified horror fans all over the world, from just a simple horror story the series was transformed into a great story of loss, repressed memory, hate, and murder. The first eight episodes, in our opinion, stands up against any of the classic horror movies, with the latter two episodes wrapping up the stories and finishing the arc.
Watch: The trailer for The Haunting of Hill House
The first season of the series dealt with the Crain family “Flashing between past and present; a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.” The series was based on the novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson published in 1959.
The first season of the show was made available on 12 October 2018 on Netflix, and since then the show went on to garner universal acclaim with critics and fans alike. When you find success like the one experienced by Hill House, then the producers are more than likely to back the creators even more. A month after the show premiered, Netflix said they are bringing back the show for a second outing, but there was no news from the show since then.
Finally, Mike Flanagan, the creator of Hill House, is ready to transform the show into an anthology and he is done with Crain family. The creator is moving on to a new story based on the book published in 1898 by writer Henry James called 'The Turning of the Screw'.
As of now the second season of the show is called 'The Haunting of Bly Manor' with the twins from the first season, 'Nellie' and 'Luke Crain', returning for the new show. Oliver Jackson-Cohen who played Luke will go on to play 'Peter' in the second season, as the resident of Bly Manor. Victoria Pedretti, on the other hand, is leaving Nellie (or Bent-Neck Lady) behind to play a ‘governess who takes care of two very unusual children.'
According to Discussing Film’s twitter account, the second season of the series will begin filming on 30 September in Vancouver. People expecting to see the series before the end of the year will be disappointed because we cannot see this one arriving on Netflix any time before 2020.
Only two of the previous cast members are making the trip back to collaborate with Mike Flanagan. Carla Gugino, who played 'Olivia Crain', also expressed her desire in coming back to the show. “Mike Flanagan said he would be interested in the notion of an anthology, where some actors come back to play different characters,” she said. “I think he feels like he has told the complete story of the Crain family. But if I was invited and I was able to, I would really love to, just because I do love to collaborate with him.”
It is an exciting path Mike Flanagan is taking, leaving the Crain story behind to tell a new story with new characters just like American Horror Story. We love the fact he is taking some risks and 2020 cannot come soon enough because we are dying to see what is in store for horror lovers when The Haunting of Bly Manor arrives on Netflix.