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Late 2018 Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House was deemed one of the scariest shows of the year.
And if you just got over having to sleep with your lights on, I am here to inform you to leave them on because there is going to be a season two!!
Season 2 of The Haunting of Hill House is actually going to have a different story and it is also getting a new title, The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Netflix has revealed the show will actually be an anthology series going forward, with each season having a different variation of the title “The Haunting…” and focusing on a different group of characters.
Yes, if you were thinking it sounds like American Horror Story, it’s because it does.
The Haunting of Hill House was based on author Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel of the same name.
The Haunting of Bly Manor will instead draw from a completely different horror novel. The new season will adapt Henry James’ 1898 novel The Turn of the Screw.
The novel by Henry James, is one of the world’s most famous ghost stories, the tale is told mostly through the journal of a governess and depicts her struggle to save her two young charges from the demonic influence of the eerie apparitions of two former servants in the household.
Another thing worth noting, there is supposed to be an entirely new cast.
Although, we are unsure whether or not Netflix plans to incorporate the case from the first season or plans to incorporate the two stories together in any way.
If they make it anything like The Haunting of Hill House, we know there will be lots of plot twists, jump scares, and lots of covering your eye moments.
And people are excited! Many Twitter users are quick to show their support and excitement for the show…
The good news doesn’t stop there, according to Netflix, they have hired the directors of The Haunting of Hill House to work on other projects exclusively for Netflix over the next few years. In an interview they said this:
“Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy are masterful at creating authentically frightening stories that leave audiences on the edge of their seats but unable to look away,” said Cindy Holland, VP, Original Content at Netflix. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”
Don’t get too excited (or scared) right now though, the second season of The Haunting series is currently in production and expected to be released in 2020.