A few years ago, just before Halloween, Netflix dropped The Haunting of Hill House, and it became a sensation.
Director Mike Flanagan helmed the series that adapted Shirley Jackson’s classic ghost story and expanded it to include a cast of kids and adults, showcasing how childhood trauma lingers and can continue to haunt a person well into adulthood. Pun intended. Now, Flanagan – and some of the original cast – are back for another supernatural Netflix series, and the first trailer just dropped.
It’s called The Haunting of Bly Manor, and here’s the synopsis:
“From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, the next highly anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller). But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.”
Several previous cast members return in new roles, including Henry Thomas (who played the younger version of the father), Victoria Pedretti (Nell), and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Luke) in a brand new storyline that takes place in England and is inspired by spooky Henry James stories.
Here’s the poster for the series, which lands on October 9th.
The Haunting of Bly Manor arrives this fall. Until then… look beneath the surface. pic.twitter.com/e5rICOlt5F
— The Haunting of Bly Manor (@haunting) August 24, 2020
Check out the trailer: