The Haunting of Hill House season 2: Bly Manor release date, cast and trailers

18 July 2019, 20:55 | Updated: 18 July 2019, 21:20

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

What you need to know about Haunting of Hill House season 2–The Haunting of Bly Manor, including news release date, trailers, casting announcements, and more.

The Haunting of Hill House proved to be a huge success for Netflix late last year. The terrifying family drama was a beautifully made and well-received horror series starring Carla Gugino, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Elizabeth Reaser, and Victoria Pedretti as members of the seemingly cursed Crain family. There was a great deal of speculation about whether the series would return for another outing, however, in February 2019, Netflix did the right thing and renewed The Haunting of Hill House for another season.

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But, there's a catch. The Haunting of Hill House will return for a new chapter in an anthology–with a different name and theme. Yes, The Haunting of Hill House becomes The Haunting of Bly Manor and you'll be pleasantly surprised to find out that some familiar faces are returning for the next chapter. So, what can viewers expect from Bly Manor? When does Bly Manor premiere and who will return for the anthology's second season?

Here's everything you need to know about The Haunting of Bly Manor.

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When does The Haunting of Bly Manor premiere (aka When season 2 of The Haunting of Hill House premiere?)

Well, folks. We are in for a bit of a wait. The Haunting of Bly Manor comes to Netflix in 2020 so anyone expecting a late 2019 drop will have to wait just a liiiiiiittle bit longer. As for when in 2020? That's not exactly clear either.

The good news is that Bly Manor is currently in production. According to Victoria Pedretti the "incredible writing team is writing the new season right now", which means it's only a matter of time before filming begins.

What is Bly Manor about?

Bly Manor will be based on the Henry James novella, The Turn of The Screw, about a governess helping to raise two children. The Turn of The Screw is a ghost tale written in the late 1800s, but it is unclear if Bly Manor will be a modern interpretation or whether it will also be set in the 1800s.

The Turn of The Screw has been adapted a number of times over the years, including as the film The Innocents (1961).

The Haunting of Bly Manor is the second story in the "Haunting universe", the first being The Haunting of Hill House.

The Haunting of Bly Manor cast - Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen confirmed.

So far, casting news for The Haunting of Bly Manor has been kept relatively under wraps. Two familiar faces have been confirmed for new roles in Bly Manor.

Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen return to the Haunting universe as "Dani" and "Peter", respectively.

Netflix&squot;s "The Haunting of Hill House" Premiere and After Party
Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House" Premiere and After Party. Picture: Getty

While the two didn't divulge a great deal about their roles, Oliver Jackson-Cohen did call Peter "a charming young man". He also revealed that he's known the news for months, which could hint that he was cast in the role very early in the process.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen played Luke Crain in THHH. Luke Crain had heartbreaking addiction issues as well as a close bond with younger twin, Nell in season 1.

As for Victoria Pedretti, she will play Dani "a governess who takes care of two very unusual children". Considering the terror of The Haunting of Hill House, we're guessing these kids won't be completely normal, if you know what I mean,

When it comes to the "unusual children" in question, there is no word on which child actors are expected to fill the roles. The children of THHH ended up stealing the show, so we're excited for whichever talented youngsters end up landing the roles.

Could there be more OG THHH cast members joining the cast of Bly Manor. We'll have to wait and see, but the odds of at least one or two more signing on seem high.

Haunting of Bly Manor: Hill House season 2 trailers

Be patient, guys. There are are no Bly Manor trailers just yet. It doesn't even look like production has started. But, we will update when you when the trailers arrive.

What can fans expect in Bly Manor?

We don't have TOO much info about the upcoming season but director Mike Flanagan has joked that more hidden ghosts have been discussed. We're ready.

What do you guys think? Are you excited about The Haunting of Bly Manor?