Netflix will be delving further into the world of The Haunting with a new installment in the anthology series. The critically acclaimed first season of The Haunting of Hill House proved to be incredibly popular among Netflix subscribers, so much so that the streaming service announced it’s moving forward with a second season. Fans of the first season can expect the second to feature new characters telling a new story.
Shortly after announcing season two, Netflix released teaser artwork revealing the upcoming season’s title. Expect The Haunting of Bly Manor in 2020.
The announcement of the new season in The Haunting anthology was made along with news of a series deal with Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy. Flanagan and Macy have signed on for a multi-year television deal to develop and produce new shows for the streaming service.
“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,” stated Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content at Netflix. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with them on The Haunting series and future projects to come.”
“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,” said Flanagan and Macy in a statement announcing the deal. “They’ve enabled and supported a great deal of our work and we look forward to much more.”
Under their Intrepid Pictures banner, Macy and Flanagan have produced six films as well as The Haunting of Hill House series. Flanagan and Macy are currently working on the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep. Adapted and directed by Flanagan, Doctor Sleep is the sequel to The Shining and stars Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson. Warner Bros has set a November 8, 2019 theatrical release date. Intrepid is also working on Eli which is expected to premiere on Netflix sometime this year.
The Haunting of Hill House debuted in October 2018 and earned Art Directors Guild and Writers Guild of America award nominations. Season one of the modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic novel included Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Carla Gugino (Gerald’s Game), Timothy Hutton (Jack Ryan), Elizabeth Reaser (Law and Order True Crime), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Emerald City), Henry Thomas (Better Things), Kate Siegel (Ouija: Origin of Evil) and Victoria Pedretti.