Netflix’s new home for the follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House i.e. The Haunting of Bly Manor has been released by Netflix, ahead of its 9th October release – and its giving us all the eerie feels which we love, and then hate.
The new show comes from the same creator of the immensely successful The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan.
The official synopsis reads: “FromThe Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes The Haunting Of Bly Manor, the next highly-anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England and based on Henry James’ 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw.
“After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs Grose (T’Nia Miller).
“But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.”
In the trailer we see, and hear the Wingraves’ nanny tell young Flora: “Your parents loved you so, so much. In a way, they will always be here.”
We then see her washing up, while a mysterious pair of hands close in around her waist, as housekeeper Mrs Grose confesses that it feels like she’s ‘having somebody else’s dream’ – only to have her head yanked back by some otherworldly force.
In short, it doesn’t look like the Wingraves or their hired help are having too nice a time at Bly Manor, meaning it’s unlikely that we will either. October 9th cannot come sooner, as we’re prepping the throws and the hot chocolate!