UPDATE: Netflix has released a batch of new images from The Haunting of Hill House Season 2, offering fans a first look at the residents of Bly Manor.
The streamer shared The Haunting of Bly Manor images on Twitter shortly after announcing the show’s premiere window in a chilling new poster (below). The thread of images introduced fans to the “new home,” “new family,” and “new story” of the second anthology series, which features a new haunted house setting and an interesting cast of characters. Vanity Fair published a deep dive into the season with additional details about the characters, who appeared in the promo images released by Netflix.
Meet the residents of Bly Manor in our gallery below:
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ORIGINAL STORY: The premiere window for The Haunting of Hill House Season 2 has been revealed in a chilling new poster.
Netflix confirmed a fall release for The Haunting of Bly Manor as the first official poster for the series was released on Twitter. The streaming giant invited fans to “look beneath the surface” of the sepia-toned image, which depicts a lone female figure wading through deep, dark waters towards an ominous-looking manor house pictured off into the distance.
The Haunting of Bly Manor is set to adapt Henry James’ 1898 novel The Turn of the Screw, which is widely regarded as one of the best and most influential horror novels ever written.
The novella is narrated by an unnamed protagonist, who recounts the details of a manuscript written by a governess. This manuscript relays the governess’ experiences caring for two children at Bly Manor and her slow realization that the grounds may be haunted. The Turn of the Screw has been adapted to film, stage, and TV numerous times, most famously in the form of 1961’s The Innocents.
Speaking of the source material, series creator Mike Flanagan previously revealed that Bly Manor will draw from more than one of James’ stories. He referred to The Turn of the Screw as “a jumping-off point” for Season 2’s narrative, which is said to be “much scarier” than The Haunting of Hill House, the first chapter of Netflix’s The Haunting of… anthology series.
The Haunting of Bly Manor will feature several actors from the first installment now cast in new roles. This time, Oliver Jackson-Cohen will be playing Peter, “a resident of Bly Manor, who makes life very difficult for everyone who lives there,” while Victoria Pedretti, who previously portrayed Nell Crain, will return as an all-new character, known as the governess Dani.
For even more about Bly Manor, check out everything we know about Netflix’s Hill House Season 2.
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Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.