Haunting of Hill House star says the sequel will be more intense than Season 1 1 month ago

Haunting of Hill House star says the sequel will be more intense than Season 1

The Haunting of Bly Manor is released this year and it's set to be "much scarier than Season one".

With the release of The Turning in Irish cinemas this week, fans of The Haunting of Hill House are about to get a taste of what's in store in Mike Flanagan's sequel to the beloved Netflix series.

Why?

Well, both The Turning and The Haunting of Bly Manor (the upcoming sequel to Hill House) are adaptations of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

In The Haunting of Bly Manor, the story unfolds over Christmas Eve as a group of friends gather around to share ghost stories. One of the guests, a man named Douglas, begins to tell the tale of two children (Flora and Miles) and their governess (played by You star Victoria Pedretti).

The governess is hired by a man to take care of his young niece and nephew after the death of their parents. However, both children are strangely distant and oddly silent.

The children also live in a creepy estate and are frequently haunted by a mysterious evil. With growing horror, the helpless governess realises these fiendish ghouls want the children, who are drawn to the darkness for reasons unknown.

The show's creator Mike Flanagan has previously said that The Haunting of Bly Manor is "going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his (James) 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".

Those thoughts are shared by his leading lady.

In The Haunting of Bly Manor, Pedretti will be playing the governess and during a recent interview with Nylon, she said that things are going to be even more intense than what viewers experienced during The Haunting of Hill House.

"I’m really excited about it. In some ways, it is more intense than season one. It’s its own thing. Even though it’s the second season of a show that I’ve been in before, almost everything is different," she said.

Production on The Haunting of Bly Manor is almost finished and aside from Pedretti, it stars Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Kate Siegel, Catherine Parker (all of those actors appeared in The Haunting of Hill House but they'll be playing new characters in the this one).

Other cast members include newcomers Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, Benjamin Ainsworth and Amelie Smith.

Ciaran Foy (Eli, Sinister 2), Yolanda Ramke & Ben Howling (Cargo), Liam Gavin (A Dark Song) and Axelle Carolyn (Tales of Halloween, Grim Grinning Ghost) will all be directing episodes.

The Haunting of Bly Manor is expected to arrive on Netflix over the Halloween season.

We can't wait.