By all accounts, Mike Flanagan is kicking it up a notch (with apologies to Emeril) with his new horror anthology, The Haunting of Bly Manor.
The new show–set to premiere on Netflix Oct. 9–is actually the second season of Flanagan’s wildly successful 2018 The Haunting of Hill House, and the official trailer from the streamer (check it out below) gives a terrific taste of the horrors to come, as reported by collider.com.
In addition to the Haunting series, Flanagan has built up an impressive resume of new horror classics, including adaptations of Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game, Doctor Sleep and Revival, as well as Oculus, Hush and Ouija: Origin of Evil.
Bly Manor–based on Henry James’ iconic 1898 The Turn of the Screw–has been reported on here in Horror News Network over the last several months (including an in-depth preview by Christine Caprilozzi and Stephanie Shamblin-Gray), and this trailer puts an exclamation point on the suspense over the much-anticipated anthology.
In this new offering–helmed by Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy–after an au pair’s tragic death, “Henry Wingate (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth), who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelie Eve) and housekeeper Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller),” according to the official synopsis.
But, as might be expected in a Flanagan story, “all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.”
The ensemble cast also includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel and Tahirah Sharif. Flanagan and Macy also serve as executive producers, along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on The Haunting of Bly Manor and any future horror entries on Netflix.