We don’t know a single horror fan who didn’t fall in love with Mike Flanagan’s “The Haunting of Hill House” series on Netflix so we’ve been anxiously awaiting more details on a Season 2 of the show in whatever form it may take. Well, now word has come as to what the second season will be about and when we’ll be able to see it so read on!
Per the below tweet, the next installment in the “Haunting” anthology will be “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” based on the works of Henry James, who penned the novella The Turn of the Screw, which has been terrorizing folks for decades. It will arrive sometime in 2020, which cannot get here soon enough as far as we’re concerned!
You guessed it. The HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, a new chapter in the Haunting series based on the works of Henry James, is coming in 2020. pic.twitter.com/nvhRBEfH2E
— The Haunting of Hill House (@haunting) February 21, 2019
Here’s a quick summary in case you’re a little rusty:
The Turn of the Screw is told from the perspective of a narrator recalling a ghost story he once heard read out loud. The ghost story itself is written from the perspective of the governess to whom the story happened.
Hired by a bachelor to take care of his niece and nephew, the governess barely arrives at their country home before she starts seeing ghosts. When she confides in the maid, Mrs. Grose, she learns that the ghosts are former employees of the estate: Peter Quint and Miss Jessel. The governess begins to suspect that her wards, Flora and Miles, can see the ghosts, but the children refuse to acknowledge the sightings. She is afraid for them, especially when the ghosts appear inside the house, but she does not write to their uncle because he asked not to be contacted.
More sightings cause the governess to change her mind, but before her letter can be delivered, it is stolen. When Flora falls ill, Mrs. Grose takes her away for her health, leaving the governess alone with Miles. He admits that he stole her letter. Then the governess sees Peter Quint out the window. Miles says Peter Quint’s name, which the governess takes as indication that he knows about the ghosts. The novella ends when Miles looks out the window to see Peter Quint and dies suddenly, as if from fright.
No doubt Flanagan will put his own spin on the story, much as he did with “Hill House.” Stay tuned for more updates as they come!