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Season 2 Of 'The Haunting Of Hill House' Will Be Even Freakier Than The First

'The Haunting of Bly Manor' has even more surprises in store for us than the Crain residence.

The horror hit of 2018, The Haunting of Hill House, has been transformed into an anthology bringing Netflix and Mike Flanagan back together for a second season. This time, the setting and characters have changed, drawing inspiration from Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw to create an even more Gothic and psychologically troubling story than that of the Crain family in The Haunting of Bly Manor. In a recent interview with Birth.Movies.Death., the creator of the series promised that the new season would be even freakier than the first. 

"For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary. I already think it’s much scarier than season one, so I’m very excited about it."

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In the interview, Mike Flanagan explains that The Haunting of Bly Manor isn't based solely on The Turn of the Screw, and that Season 2 will combine several ghost stories from Henry James' books. Unlike Season 1, where we mainly discovered the manor through the Crain family's flashbacks, this new installment will be set almost entirely within the haunted house. 

The director and screenwriter have already managed to convince two actors from The Haunting of Hill House to take on new roles in Season 2. They are Victoria Pedretti and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, who played Nell and Luke respectively. Carla Gugino, who played Olivia in Season 1, is also open to returning to the series, as is Kate Siegel, aka Theodora, Mike Flanagan's wife who supports him in all his projects. 

The first season of The Haunting of Hill House is available in full on Netflix.

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Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth

By Adrien Delage, published on 13/08/2019

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