Media outlets are reporting that Netflix have renewed The Haunting of Hill House for a second season, with the drama now becoming an anthology series with the second season being titled The Haunting of Bly Manor.
The synopsis for the first season is as follows:
A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past — some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.
The second season of the anthology series will be set at Bly mansion, the setting of Henry James psychological gothic horror novel The Turn of the Screw, which takes place almost entirely at the old country mansion. It is there where two young orphans are looked after by a young governess and by whom most of the story is narrated by.
The Haunting creator, executive producer and director Mike Flanagan, and executive producer Trevor Macy, will shepherd the second season under a multi-year television deal they signed with Netflix, meaning that they will develop and produce new series exclusively for Netflix.
Cindy Holland, VP, Original Content at Netflix, released a statement saying:
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. We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.
Flanagan and Macy released a joint statement, saying:
Netflix has been an important part of our story, and we’re proud to have worked with them on The Haunting of Hill House, not to mention Gerald’s Game, Hush, and Before I Wake. They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more.
The first season starred Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Timothy Hutton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Lulu Wilson, Victoria Pedretti, Mckenna Grace, Violet McGraw, Paxton Singleton and Julian Hilliard.