Netflix announces new The Haunting of___, this time based on a *different* classic ghost story.
Listen to the whispers…
Netflix has released a teaser trailer which seems to make clear that a second season of their 2018 breakout hit miniseries, The Haunting of Hill House “is coming” – but considering the 10-episode horror-drama based on Shirley Jackson‘s classic novel wrapped up its storyline pretty conclusively, on what source material will this new Haunting be based?
For the aurally attuned, the whispers in the teaser trailer reveal this quote:
“The terrace and the whole place, the lawn and the garden beyond it, all I could see of the park, were empty with a great emptiness.”
Which, if you happen to be a literary or classic horror fan, you may recognize as a line from Henry James‘ 1898 novella, The Turn of the Screw, which was later famously adapted into the 1961 film The Innocents. Both James’ classic novella and the 1961 film revolve around a governess in charge of watching over two young children at a remote (and haunted?) country estate called Bly.
So will the new Haunting be called “The Haunting of Bly”? “The Haunting of the Governess”? “The Haunting of My Soul until I have the Answers to this question and so many more about this new chapter in the Haunting series?”
One thing we do know is that Netflix has entered into a multi-year deal with the “Hill House” creator Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Doctor Sleep) and executive producer Trevor Macy, who together will be bringing us the next installment of “The Haunting of…” anthology.
We loved 2018’s The Haunting of Hill House and can’t wait to see more gothic, ghostly goodness from the same team in whatever form it takes.
**UPDATE** No sooner than this post went to print did Netflix update their account with the official title for Season 2: The Haunting of Bly Manor. My soul can rest now!