The Haunting Of Hill House renewed for a second season; show to continue as anthology series with The Haunting Of Bly Manor
The Haunting Of Hill House has been an critical success for Netflix (and was one of our favourite shows in our 2018 end of year television review) so it's great news that the streaming site has renewed the show for a second season. However things will be somewhat different when the show returns in 2020, becoming an anthology series, with a new story each season.
The second season will be called The Haunting Of Bly Manor, based on the works of Henry James and featuing a new cast of characters. The first season was based on Shirley Jackson's novel.
It comes as showrunner Mike Flanagan and his longtime Intrepid Pictures partner, Trevor Macy, have signed a five- or six-year pact worth in the eight-figure range, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cindy Holland, VP originals at Netflix made the following statement:
"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 are currently working on horror film Doctor Sleep, based on Stephen King's sequel to The Shining, made a joint statement:
"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."
Flanagan has also teased what we might expect from season two.
"A ghost can be a lot of things — a memory, a daydream, a secret." Then, in the finale, this one: "Ghosts are guilt, ghosts are secrets, ghosts are regrets and failings. But most times, a ghost is a wish."
The Haunting Of Bly Manor will stream in 2020.