Subscribers to the global streaming service, Netflix, we’re excited to learn that a highly anticipated series has finished production. Representatives with Netflix confirmed that “The Haunting of Bly Manor” has completed in production efforts, with this being the follow-up series to The Haunting of Hill House. Going forward Mike Flanagan, the director behind this popular anthology series, will enter the post-production phase.
Unlike the original series which saw Mike Flanagan direct a limited number of episodes, the follow-up sees him taking over the complete directing duties for the full ten episodes. His chapters were considered the most notable, with Mike Flanagan pushing himself to the extremes of directing. This allowed him to accomplish one of the most celebrated horror television series in twenty years. He’s still receiving the assistance of additional directors with the Haunting of Bly Manor. Assistant Directors will include Liam Gavin, Ciaran Foy, Ben Howling, Yolande Ramke and Axelle Carolyn.
The Haunting of Bly Manor will see the original actors for “The Haunting of Hill House” return. They’ll play newly formed characters in this anthology series. This means fans of Oliver Jackson Cohen, Victoria Pedretti, Kate Siegel or Henry Thomas, can see these actors portray notable performances for a second time. The Bly Manor Series will centre itself around an infamous horror novel named “The Turn of the Screw”, with multiple aspects of that story being altered for its television adaptation.
Director Reveals Critical Details
Mike Flanagan spoke with entertainment reporters on the upcoming sequel series. He expressed that they’re looking forward to telling the hauntings of Henry James, who lived in the Bly Manor. The head director noted that this storyline is considerably more dark than the original and will enable them to expand into new subject matters. Previous subject matters in the Haunting of Hill House, such as suicide and family abandonment, forced Mike to restrain himself with certain scenes.
This time around those restraints aren’t holding him down and will allow for a horrifying television series. Flanagan even warned those of faint hearts not to watch The Haunting of Bly Manor, as it’ll put fears onto them that they didn’t also were there. Those wanting to watch this upcoming anthology series will have to wait until September 2020. This head director confirmed that Bly Manor would follow the same release schedule as Hill House, with follow-up seasons coming every two years. This means Netflix plans to supersede this franchise for a prolonged period.