Thursday, February 21, 2019

Netflix Renews 'The Haunting of Hill House' for Season 2

Netflix has today renewed its original anthology series The Haunting for a second season. The new season will premiere in 2020 and following a completely new story and set of characters. Furthermore, the second season will be titled The Haunting of Bly Manor.

Additionally, series creator Mike Flanagan and his longtime Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy have signed an overall deal with Netflix to develop additional series while continuing to oversee The Haunting franchise. The deal is said to cover four or five years and be worth in the low eight-figure range. However, the deal is separate from the duo's feature film work.

"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, Vice President of Originals, Netflix. "We're excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come."

The first season of the season-long anthology series - titled The Haunting of Hill House - starred Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti, Paxton Singleton, Lulu Wilson, Julian Hilliard, McKenna Grace and Timothy Hutton.

Flanagan and Macy executive produce with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. Paramount Television and Amblin Television produce.

The second season will be based on the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw. The story depicts an Essex country house and a governess who has been hired to look after a pair of siblings. Her work gets severely complicated by the apparent existence of several ghosts around the manor, as well as the grip they may hold over the children.