The sequel to the mega-hit Netflix horror show, The Haunting of the Hill House directed by Mike Flanagan will arrive this October.
The sequel is also directed by Mike Flanagan; the critically acclaimed director who had received heaps of praise for his innovative approach to the horror story when “Hill House” had started receiving global recognition.
Mike Flanagan’s “Haunting of Bly Manor” will be an anthological series and will tell the story of another bone-chillingly sinister house.
There are mysterious dolls lying on the floor, and the ghosts hide in the background of the first teaser trailer of the eagerly awaited sequel to the 2018 blockbuster The Haunting of the Hill House that quickly became an internet sensation. Mike Flanagan’s idea to hide ghosts in the background gave an enigmatic and eerie feel to the series and earned massive acclaim from fans as well as critics.
Mike Flanagan has also been credited for steering the wheel for last year’s Halloween release Doctor Sleep; a sequel to the vintage Stanley Kubrick film The Shining (a film based on a splendid literary piece written by Stephen King).
The prequel “The Haunting of the Hill House” was based on a 1959 novel of the same name written by Shirley Jackson. The premise, event, and conclusion of the novel were not directly written down in secret, but instead, they were reimagined, and it will only be the truth if it is said that they imagined it emphatically.
The sequel “The Haunting of the Bly Manor” has been treated in a similar fashion and the plot from the 1898 horror story “The Turn of the Screw” written by Henry James has been reimagined for “The Haunting of Bly Manor.”
The ensemble cast is expected to have familiar faces from the prequel, but some faces will not be featured in the sequel. The cast that can be expected in the sequel is the combination of the familiar and the new faces. Reportedly that includes Kate Seigel, Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Henry Thomas, Amelia Eve, Amelie Smith, Rahul Kohli, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth.
Apparently, Mike Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Elizabeth Reaser are not part of the Haunting of Bly Manor in any capacity.
It is also imperative to understand the meaning of an anthological sequel. It simply means that we are done with the story of season 1, and we will have a whole new different world for the season 2, so the actors who are returning for the Haunting of Bly Manor will not be playing the same characters, and their roles in the plot will remain unknown until we can get more information regarding the alterations from “The Turn of the Screw.”
Henry James’s “The Turn of the Screw,” told the tale of two orphans and a young governess living at Bly Manor. The governess slowly comes to terms with the spooky nature of the house they are living in as her mind begins to put pieces together about the things that she is seeing and hearing in the house.
The idea of an anthological franchise came from Flanagan as he talked to the Entertainment Weekly about the mega-hit franchise. He reinstated the fact that for him, the story of the Crain family is over. It has been told, and the conclusion has been satisfying. Flanagan said that the climax of the prequel series went exactly as he and his team had planned.
The producer of the series Trevor Macy talked about the sequel “The Haunting of Bly Manor” in his interview with the Vanity Fair. He told them that the series is like a “literature remix.”
He expounded further by saying that the production has looked for ways to modernize the story and make the characters more relatable to the 21st-century world and in order to do so Mike Flanagan and others have taken a lot of creative liberties.
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