THE Haunting of Hill House is back on Netflix for a second season.
Netflix just announced that one of their beloved series, the Haunting of Hill House, is having a second installment and is currently in the works.
Yet this isn’t exactly a sequel to the story of the Crains family last season.
Basically, it is created by the same people and has the same concept as the previous one yet it’s a whole brand-new story.
According to sources online, the new name for the upcoming series is entitled “the Haunting of Bly Manor” and is expected to be on Netflix around 2020.
According to Mike Flanagan – the creator of the show, this is part of a multi-year deal with the streaming company between them, Flanagan, and producer Trevor Macy. The three parties are in a collaboration that made acclaimed horror series like Gerald’s Game, Before I Wake, and Hush that were released just before the Haunting of Hill House.
“Netflix has been an important part of our story, and we’re proud to have worked with them on The Haunting of Hill House, not to mention Gerald’s Game, Hush, and Before I Wake. They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more,” Flanagan and Macy said in an interview.
Last season, Flanagan based the story on Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House.”
The plot revolved around the situation of the Crain family in which it portrayed the nightmares and terrors experienced by the Crain siblings even though they’re already adults. The new season will be something new.
The story is inspired by Henry James’ novel called “The Turn of the Screw” in which Bly Manor was the setting used in the novel. The plot of the story relates to classic ghost stories. A babysitter goes to work in some creepy old mansion to babysit two kids. The two kids claim they see ghosts yet the nanny doesn’t see them. Thus, the haunting began.
It is believed that Netflix will also use this plot as inspiration to create their own twist to the story.
Cindy Holland, vice president for Original Content in Netflix, is excited to work with Flanagan and Macy again to create chilling horror stories for the subscribers to watch.
“Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats, but unable to look away. We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on the Haunting series and future projects to come,” said Holland. (Von Daniel R. Plasencia, USC Intern)