Based on Shirley Jackson's novel of the same name, Netflix and Mike Flanagan‘s horror series "The Haunting of Hill House" will be followed up by "The Haunting of Bly Manor," and Deadline reports today that Victoria Pedretti (who played Nell Crain in "Hill House") will be back to headline the second season!
"The Haunting of Bly Manor" is inspired by Henry James’ psychological gothic horror novella The Turn of the Screw, which takes place almost entirely in an old country mansion. There, two young orphans are looked after by a young governess by whom most of the story is narrated.
"Pedretti will play the governess, Dani, who is looking after the two unique children. The actress confirmed the casting in a video message, which you can watch below. The role has been played by a number of actresses in various adaptations and reworkings of The Turn of the Screw, from Deborah Kerr in the 1961 critically acclaimed feature The Innocents to Michelle Dockery in the 2009 BBC film The Turn of the Screw."
Mike Flanagan is back for "Bly Manor", and other "Hill House" stars may also be returning. Stay tuned for more updates.
The series is slated to debut in 2020.