If you’re someone who loves horror, the name Mike Flanagan is probably on your radar already. The director behind Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and a pair of Stephen King adaptations in Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep, Flanagan also gave Netflix a Halloween sensation with The Haunting of Hill House. And now he’s back with his followup, a standalone season based on Henry James’ classic ghost story, The Turn of the Screw.
As the title suggests, the gothic horror takes place at a frightening manor where its inhabitants are both the living…and the dead. The cast includes Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, T’Nia Miller, Rahul Kohli, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Amelie Smith and Amelia Eve.
SYNOPSIS: From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan comes The Haunting of Bly Manor, the next highly anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England. 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.
The Haunting of Bly Manor arrives on Netflix on October 9th and runs for 9 episodes.