It wasn’t exactly like the book and maybe this is why Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House got mixed reviews with readers. Personally I loved it and so the news that S2 is coming and that it will also be bookish is music to my ears!
Without posting spoilers, Season 1 came to a pretty finite end, but season 2 is taking the story in a new direction with a whole new cast and will be called The Haunting of Bly Manor. For the extra bookish among you, bonus points if you knew that was a location from the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw, and it seems that book will be the inspiration for the new season.
It’s said The Haunting of Bly Manor will premiere in 2020 so we have a while to wait yet, but Netflix also announced that director Mike Flanagan along with his production partner Trevor Macy had signed a multi-year deal with the streaming platform and that could well mean several seasons on the theme, all based on different thrillers.
The first season was based on the Shirley Jackson classic of the same name and followed the Crain family as the moved into a creepy old mansion, filled with ghosts and various paranormal activity. The show certainly captured the creep appeal and was scary without being overly graphic.
We’re certainly looking forward to any future stories told along the same theme, Bly Manor sounds like it’ll be a creepy addition and hopefully by 2020 I won’t be haunted by the Bent Neck Lady any more *shudders.