Thrill seekers, unite! Netflix has announced that a new haunting is on the way. But before you get excited to see Michiel Huisman or those creepy kids again, take note that this isn’t exactly The Haunting of Hill House season 2.
But it’s okay because think about it: did you really need to learn more about the Crain family? What even was that finale? Didn’t most of them turn into ghosts? It just feels like we spent more than enough time sitting in a funeral home analyzing everyone’s various neuroses. So buh-bye Hill House and hello…
So basically, this is an American Horror Story situation. Same concept, same creators, same general vibes but a brand-new story. And truly, they should feel totally welcome following in AHS’s footsteps and tossing some Michiel in to all the new story lines. Throw some vampire teeth on him and write a quick blood-sucking plotline. Hand him a pumpkin and scribble a Halloween episode. More Michiel, that’s all we’re saying.
Okay, now that we’ve given Netflix our instructions, what do we know about this new The Haunting Of season?
It’s got a whole new name
The new name is The Haunting of Bly Manor, and the episodes will drop sometime in 2020.
For those non-English majors out there, Bly Manor was the setting of Henry James’s gothic novel The Turn of the Screw. So it sounds like Haunting will be adapting that story for the small screen. What was that plot again (asking for a friend…)?
Just your classic ghost story, really: A woman is hired to nanny/babysit two orphan children, who live in a super-scary, super-haunted, super-ghost-y mansion. The two kids claim they see ghosts. The woman can’t see them. So are the kids crazy, or is she?
So, who’s in it?
Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti, the actors who played Luke Crain and his younger twin Nell, are officially coming back!
Oliver will play a charming man named Peter, “a resident of Bly Manor, who makes life very difficult for everyone who lives there,” and Victoria will play the governess, Dani, who “looks after two very unusual children.”
As for everyone else, Henry Thomas, Catherine Parker, and Kate Siegel are also set to return. Newcomers will include Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, Benjamin Ainsworth, and Amelie Smith.
We’ll be sure to update this post as more details are revealed. For now, I’m just happy that this guy will be back on our screens soon…ish: