Mike Flanagan creator of the hit series The Haunting of Hill House will be back on Netflix with the second season that will be titled The Haunting of Bly Manor, based on the novel The Turn of the Screw (1898) by Henry James. In this regard, he revealed in an interview that this second part will be much more frightening than its predecessor.
“We are seeing all the ghost stories of Henry James as a starting point for the season, so everything is new. It is a great way to expand the things I loved about the first season, but within the framework of a fresh story, without having to be restricted by the decisions we made last time. It’s going to be a pretty wild thing for Henry James fans, and for people who are not familiar with their work, it will be incredibly scary, ”he said.
The Turn of the Screw or Another twist in Spanish, tells the story of a young governess sent to a country house to take care of two orphans. Soon a feeling of intense evil in the house begins to stalk her and then become obsessed with the idea that something malicious is controlling the children in her care.
In addition, Mike Flanagan said that several familiar faces of the first season will make their appearance in this second part as is the case of actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Luke Crain) and Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain). On this occasion, Pedretti will play the governess named Dani, while Jackson-Cohen will be Peter, a troubled young man who will make life impossible for Dani.
Finally, he mentioned that for this second season they will take some of the elements that made the first story so extraordinary, emphasizing that they will again use the famous “hidden” ghosts that were in each episode.
“In particular, we are having a lot of fun talking about how to take some of the first season’s ideas about hidden ghosts and things like that and find new gears for them this time. It will be the same kind of story and we will treat the ghosts in the same way, ”he concluded.
The Haunting of Bly Manor has no official release date on Netflix, but apparently, it will arrive sometime in 2020. While that happens, Mike Flanagan continues to work as a director in the adaptation of the novel by Stephen King, Doctor Sleep with Ewan McGregor which will hit theaters in 2020 too.