BLY MANOR – Two years after The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor reunites the cast in this Netflix horror series.
The Haunting of Bly Manor is a series released on Netflix on October 9th 2018. This one is derived from the anthology series “The Haunting”, considered as an independent season 2 of The Haunting of Hill House (2018). The series is a loose adaptation of Henry James’ short story, The Turn of the Nut. But more broadly, this series flirting with horror questions universal themes, such as love and mourning, notably addressing several elements of the literary work of Henry James, rarely adapted on the small or big screen.
Synopsis – After The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor is the new installment in “The Haunting” anthology series. This series is set in the years 1500, in England. After the death of an au pair, Henry Wingrave hires Dani, an inexperienced American girl, to take care of his nephews, Miles and Flora. But dark secrets lurk in the mansion where they live…and the dead may return.
Those who missed The Haunting of Hill House can easily immerse themselves in the universe of Bly Manor: it is not a direct continuation of Hill House, since the intrigues are completely independent. However, we find the distressing atmosphere, the creative team but also certain actors from the cast of Hill House (Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti in particular). We can therefore watch The Haunting of Bly Manor without having seen The Haunting of Hill House, and vice versa. In this case, we are talking about an anthology series, where the themes and the participants are the same, but the plots are independent of the previous seasons.